A single ball of lemon yellow brucite in nice glassy quality is set on a small piece of rock matrix. The backside has a contact but apart from that the crystal is flawless. Very straight forward aesthetics and brilliant quality from the game-changing 2015 finds in the Killa Saifullah District!
Most pyrite specimens are relatively uniform with similar crystal sizes and habits. This piece on the other hand is something very special! Atop this cluster of pyrite and quartz stands a single, around 6.5 cm large pyrite that strikes with size, brilliance and unusual development alike! The predominant crystal form on this piece is the dodecahedral pyrite, modified in many ways. The main crystal is much more elongated and contorted which makes it intriguingly appealing! All in all this is a floater without any noteworthy issues and of exceptional aesthetics!
What this single tourmaline crystal has to offer is uttermost brilliance, sharpness and very nice colors! The tourmaline is completely glassy from bottom to top where it ends in a sharply cut polyhedral termination. Absolutely lovely in person!
The special thing about this pyrite specimen are the exceptionally well formed crystals. The predominant shape is a hybrid of cube and octahedron, all very well developed, sharp and in very best condition. Characteristic for the locale are some small quartz and sphalerite crystals that you can find attached to the pyrite main crystals. Our video grants a good look on the three-dimensional shape and the bright luster this specimen has to offer!
An appealing heart-shaped double fan of epidote in very best condition all around. Countless epidote needles are clustered to form this unusual sculpture. With only small contacts and nice sparkling luster especially on the many small terminations this is a unique specimen of intriguing shape!
What once was a massive azurite crystal is now completely replaced by silky green malachite while still showing the original well defined crystal shape. As a patchwork of different shades of green this specimen appears vivid and elegant and is in very best condition! The backside shows brown and white residues of a porous matrix. A marvelous pseudomorphosis from the classic mines of Tsumeb!
Best golden pyrite in excellent condition in combination with contrasting white quartz. The largest pyrite is a 3 cm cube that is set at the very top and has mirroring luster and very nice surface striations. Directly beneath it there are some smaller pyrites and a array of elongated white quartz crystals in a sweeping jackstraws assembly. The backside is dominated by well cristallized pyrite which is nicely visible in our video. The condition is extremely good all around with only very minor and hardly recognizable issues but mostly just perfect crystals and stunning aesthetics!
This is a wild mix of green augelite and white quartz from the Mundo Nuevo Mine, famous for the worlds best augelites. Among the number of small scale specimens we have seen from the locale this one stands out with a size of 8.7 cm in total. The largest augelite is 2.2 cm long and part of a augelite aggreagate of intensive apple green color. The crystals are sharp and undamaged and with very nice luster. The quartz comes as white to transparent elongated crystals, some of which show japan-law twinning. The overall condition is very good, even the backside is crystallized with quartz micro-crystals.
A single spray of forest green atacamite crystals is set on a sparkling quartz covered rock matrix. The cluster has a diameter of around 2 cm with individual crystals reaching close to 1 cm. Under direct light you will find the crystals to be rather gemmy and sparkling and there are only very minimal abrasions present. A nice specimen for this rare material!
This lovely sky-blue single crystal tourmaline is an elegant exemplar that has glassy quality, nice luster and most importantly an intriguing stepped termination. It is not repaired and in best condition.
The color is in fact a combination of beautiful pastel pink towards the terminations and blue at the center. Not as striking at first glance but even the more lovely if you give it a closer look.
A single spinel octahedron of bright red color, great clarity and sharp development sits on a snow white, contrasting calcite matrix. The crystal strikes with amazing color that is not pink but actual strawberry red which is extremely rare! The surface is highly lustrous with lovely structures at closer inspection. Deeper inside the crystal is gemmy and just brilliant. With a size of 1.8 cm in diameter it is a superb crystal on a very nice matrix!
This piece is really something special for the material that shows brilliant, sharp and gemmy strawberry red crystals with superb luster!
The whole specimen is complete and undamaged with crystals richly distributed about front, back and just everywhere in between!
The matrix is a solid rock that is partly covered in white barite which is a very attractive background for the gemmy vanadinite crystals!
Among the many pieces that have come from the locale in Mibladen in Morocco, this really stands out for its exceptionally high quality and the beautiful aesthetics!