A very compact and characteristic smoky quartz group from Uri. The quartz is limpid, lustrous and shows very fine surface structure. All larger crystals are totally free of any damage with perfect pointed terminations or chisel terminations. There is one damaged side-crystal but which is at the very back of this specimen and not visible from the frontside. The bottom is all contacted, not broken. A beautiful piece all over in very good condition!
There is so much beauty to this piece that a picture is far too less. But a video says more than thousand pictures, right? So go ahead and have a look!Main focus here is definitely on the octahedral fluorite. A purple wonder of fantastically deep color and a rich inner life. The edges and surfaces are nicely modified and structured. The white matrix is perfect all around, even a floater, and holds surprises at the backside: a multiplicity of orange garnet distributed all over its crystallized feldspar matrix. This is a real jewel without any downsides whatsoever!
A coral-shaped aragonite specimen of snow-white quality and brilliant 3-dimenional aesthetics. At the backside there is some smaller damage present but all crystals at the front are totally perfect. A beautiful piece from the classic locale of Laurion.
Elegance and charm are radiating from this piece as is typical for the famous locale of Veracruz. Several high-class amethyst crystals are nested on a grey matrix cluttered with small white quartz crystals. The amethyst shows lovely purple color in marvelously gemmy, elongated crystals. There are no flaws worth mentioning here on this piece of utter brilliance. The nice 3-dimensional character as well as the sparkling luster are main actors in our video, so go on and have a look!
One single azurite of dramatic size protrudes from a nice piece of matrix that is very much typical for the locale. The azurite is quite dark but reveals its deep blue secret at backlight illumination. Some green malachite mottling, apparently a beginning pseudomorphosis, gives a nice accent to this striking piece. There is some slight wear present but no acutal damage. This is an old piece, as you can see on the enclosed label. Stunning and beautiful in person!
Bright red-orange vanadinite crystals are perched on a snow-white barite matrix like cherries on a cream pie. This stiking piece lives from the intense contrast these colors provide but also from high luster on gemmy crystals in a size range from a few millimeters up to staggering 2.1 cm! The piece is virtually free of damage, aside some smaller contacts or almost invisible edgewear. Also the bottom is nicely crystallized. This is a piece of overall good quality and appealing aesthetics!
The sheer amount of top-quality augelite on this important piece is just amazing! Augelite of this brilliance has only been found at the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru, but such a richly loaded piece is rare and dramatic even for that standard. The single isolated augelite crystals reach a size of around 1.3 cm and are embedded in a sparkling white matrix of glassy and gemmy colorless quartz. This is definitely a premium piece of exceptional quality, best condition and outstanding size!
This is a beautiful and impressive cluster of pyrite that shows absolutely amazing golden luster all over!
Charming cream-yellow calcite stands in contrast to sparkling white quartz crystals. The piece is in overall good condition with some smaller edgewear here and there but no actual damage. The calcite itself is a cluster of hundreds of smaller crystals forming two glistening spheres on matrix. While calcite from Cavnic is typically white or maybe a pale yellow, this specimen holds unusually intense coloring. This is a highly aesthetic piece of textbook composition, good contrast and exceptional quality!
The juicy green color of this fine specimen instantly reminds me of a sweet exotic fruit, waiting for me to have a good healthy bite. The brilliance of this very lively specimen is just spectacular and directs the visual focus to the combination of apple green fluorite and white to pale yellow scalenohedral calcite that sit atop the fluorite structure like a cap. The fluorite is a 3-dimensional cluster of water-clear cubical crystals stacked upon each other. A very fresh piece that is beautiful on 360° and free of any damage. Highest crystal quality and unique aesthetics are combined to an absolutely stunning piece!
An amazing combination of one eye-catching blueish fluorite, white calcite, intensely orange ankerite and some accompanying mica on a massy ferberite matrix. This specimen is perfectly crystallized on all sides and in generally good condition. One damage near the fluorite is unfortunate but not very striking on this piece that is so rich in details. Still, the relatively low price we put on this otherwise fantastic and exceptional piece coveres for this flaw. A rare combination with strong contrast and a beautiful colorplay!
A brilliantly aesthetic "crown" of glassy quartz with green chlorite phantoms and some yellowish iron oxide coating. This colorplay is very much intriguing and adds much to the overall beauty. All main crystals are virtually perfect with highest luster and extremely sharp pointed terminations. Around the periphery there are some contacts and older rehealed breaks but nothing I personally would be concerned by. An appealing piece in person of utmost crystal quality and striking composition.