This is a large cluster of cuboctahedral pyrite crystals with nice golden luster. Finding flaws on this piece is hard work that does not pay at all. All crystals are in great condition. Its a beautiful sight having all different crystal sizes from really tiny up to around 3.5 cm in diameter. Additionally there is lovely white calcite present to add some nice accents. This is definitely a great piece of impressive size and remarkable quality!
This monstrous 3.5 kg piece of massive quartz is miraculously in almost perfect condition with a flawless tip. Even the bottom, which is completely crystallized and not broken or even contacted, is virtually perfect. The quality ranges from translucent to transparent with striking luster at the front and a backside that has some characteristic iron oxide and limonite to it. An impressive specimen in surprisingly well condition and of great quality!
Epidote with byssolite, albite and calcite on matrix. Fantastic!This specimen is simply unique in any respect. No reparations, no damage, not a single scratch. The piece offers a view on a alpine landscape, where green grass, moss and lichen are dominating the vegetation, scattered with rocks and some gnarled trees.The epidote is brilliantly lustrous and is in stark contrast to the white calcite. This is a superb and highly detailed piece of outstanding quality. For a better view on the sparkling luster, please watch the video!
This is a high class rubellite with excellent textbook aesthetics. It has been found in spring last year at the famous cruzeiro mine in Brazil. The crystal is of bright pink color with juicy, cherry red terminations. I love the combination with small lepidolite and white muscovite as well as the stepped growth of the crystal. The bottom is crystallized and covered in lepidolite as well, leaving no contact or broken patch. Flawless and well balanced all around, this piece is a highly attractive choice for any advanced collection!
One massy, lustrous pyrite crystal ist the base for this specimen of extraordinarily nice combination and composition. Grown on this pyrite base are several beautifully modified galena crystals of brilliant quality capped in a crown of white fluorite. As you can very well see in our video, this is a 3-dimensional piece of sparkling luster. While the backside is contacted there is no actual damage to be found here. A superb piece of exceptional aesthetics!
Quartz from the Koralpe in Styria, a very old rock mass, is not found easily which makes this a great collectors piece. The color of this smoky quartz is absolutely top, a warm brown, dark and intense. The frontside shows jsut brilliant luster. The backside is another story, it is heavily broken and contacted. Fortunately the termination is largely intact with only some edgewear. Definitely a great piece for the locale despite some drawbacks but which are only visible from the backside.
This rare crystal habit instantly reminds me of a fossile or maybe of a leaf reflecting the sunbeams. There is one small damaged zone at the right side of this specimen not visible from the front and minor over all. The rest is in brilliant condition. As a floater there are crystalls on all sides with colors ranging from orange to red and brown on the backside. Condition, quality and the mentioned crystal habit are making this an astounding mineral specimen. Totally appealing and of unique elegance.
An elongated piece of rock hosts single isolated, candy-red vanadinite crystals with just marvelous luster. The matrix also holds smaller crystals on all sides - it must have broken off in an early stage, when vanadinite still grew - which nicely gives us an insight on all stages of crystal growth. A dark grey coating on the matrix provides a stark contrast for the amazingly beautiful vanadinite. A highly appealing specimen in very good condition.
Front- and backside are equally well developed, well balanced and focused on the freely protruding hematite rose. The rose with a sharp hexagonal outline sits on a matrix of white adularia and silver-grey muscovite, all nicely crystallized even at the bottom. The hematite itself shows great metallic luster and is in very good condition with only minor edgewear here and there. This piece is a rare gift from the Austrian Alps, attractive and rather impressive in size and quality!
A single quartz crystal of rather good quality holds a pinkish, scalenohedral calcite, 3.1 x 2.2 cm in size. The quartz is transparent yet clouded, has a lustrous surface and a crystallized bottom. The doubly terminated calcite is translucent and is nicely perched to the quartz' side. Overall there is no damage only some minor edgewear here or there. A piece of charming aesthetics from this uncommon locale.
Another high quality fluorite with great luster, intense color, glassy crystals, great aesthetycs and beautiful phantoms! With light the color gets like shown on the photos, what is very hard to show on the video! Except some small edgewear, which is hardly visible, no damage is present!
Sharp and brilliant, this brazilianite has plenty to offer. The intriguingly green coloring at this glassy single crystal is just marvelous and stands in dramatic contrast with accents of muscovite and feldspar. While the backside is contacted, the main view shows no obvious damage and is truly appealing. A real eye-catcher for any showcase of great minerals!