Pure elegance, combining marvelous colors with beautiful shape and bright luster is the stunning nature of this tourmaline specimen. The termination is nicely modified and offers a great view with mirroring faces and fine structure. The tourmalines color changes from pink to turquoise at the center and back to pink at the termination. It is free of damage with a rehealed bottom. A wonderful and classy piece of remarkable character.
A massy, yet very much elegant specimen of apatite with some accompanying adularia at the lower front. This piece was found in a pocket opened 2004 by Heinz Kirchtag and salvaged arond one year later by Kurt Nowak.The crystal is in superb condition with just some contact at the sides that have no influence on the beauty of this fine piece. Highest luster and a great composition add up to a piece of brilliant aesthetics!
I have seen a few of fine augelite specimen lately, but not one who had as many high quality augelite crystals on it as this one. The quartz-matrix with hundreds of glassy and flawless crystals is literally crowded with sharp, gemmy augelite crystals of fresh and juicy green coloring. The distribution of those crystals vaguely reminds me of a christmas tree, with green branches drawn on a general delta-shape. There's not much to say about the condition, as this floater-piece that shows no damage at all. A real stunner of 3-dimensional character and exceptional sparkling luster!
Three verdelites are parallel and stepped grown here! The crystals have a beautiful green color, very fine luster and are highly glassy! The termination is well pointed and at the lower area of the cluster is grown into some lepidolite. The smallest crystal is repaired once, what is fully acceptable on a piece like this. Free of damage and a perfect fit for the advanced collector!
A prominent outline, stark contrast between smoky quartz and adularia and a staggering crystal quality are united at this fabulous piece. Especially the main quartz, protruding at the very center, shows beautiful surface structure and a intensive red-brown core, a color you rarely find at smoky quartz specimens. Great composition and outline make for an attractive specimen that sparkles with brilliant surfaces. Some smaller damage is evident but the overall condition is fine with no major breaks. A small chip to the main crystal is not visible from the front. The bottom of this fine piece is nicely crystallized with adularia and grass-green epidote, characteristic for Val Giuv.
This fluorite is pretty untypical for the location and actually I was surprised when I saw it the first time. Though, I had no other idea on my own! I got this in trade from Martin Gruell, a well-known and educated collector of fluorites in Austria, who has confirmd the location. It has great aesthetics and shows very intense purple color under lights! Except a small contact, it is pristine all around!
This is an impressive rutile with a very good size and form, situated very well on a matrix of quartz. It comes from the famous Rauris Valley and is untypical big in comparison to others I have seen in the past. Some small chlorite is attached at the side, giving the specimen well known alpine character. A perfect fit for every alpine collection!
A nicely balanced combination of pyrite and galena that stands out in a very beautiful and aesthetic way. Holding it in hands it immediately emanates a worthy feeling of high quality and appealing looks. While the golden pyrite is straight and harmonic, the galena is excessively modified and magnificently fascinating. Smaller white calcite crystals are adding nice accents. This specimen has no visible damage at all. An incredibly nice choice!
A 3-dimensional snowflake of light water-blue aragonite, all marvelous and striking. At some patches you find a second generation of fragile white aragonite grown on the slender, long prismatic main crystals. Aside one small contact at the bottom this speicmen is fully crystallized in virtually perfect condition. Very attractive and exceptionally well shaped with unusually sharp and robust crystals for the locale.
This piece is absolutely fantastic and to the point when it comes to a perfect composition. One single smoky quartz crystal of exceptional quality holds a white adularia crystal like an arm in front of its body. A striking piece of pure aesthetics that has no obvious downsides. The bottom is crystallized with small white adularia spread across the surface. While there are some contacts at the bottom and backside the whole piece is free of damage. A great piece of highest quality!
A thin sheet of very shiny and well defined gold of a strong yellow color, quite exceptional for the locale. Besides the outstanding color, it’s the surface that makes this piece so special. Both sides show incredibly detailed crystallizations with triangular shapes distributed all over it. Combined with a distinctive outline and great luster this adds up to a fantastic piece altogether! It is complete all around, distinctive and quite catchy for a piece that size!
The crystal on this piece has a very good size of 2.2 cm from tip to tip, and is well situated on a beautiful matrix in combination with some small crystals of snow white adularia. The edges of the crystal are very sharp and the color is very nice too. Over all, this is a beautiful piece with great aesthetics and perfection.