Unlike many of the calcites from this site this impressive crystal shows rather intensive golden yellow color even at normal daylight (as you can see in the two lower pictures). The complex form, perfect clarity and radiant surface structure are utterly amazing and represent the best of the locale!
There is a contact at one side but the crystal itself is in fantastic condition. Some crystallized matrix at the base adds much to the already beautiful appearance of this calcite specimen!
This amazing spinel appears to be a doubly twinned crystal which I honestly haven’t seen before. Like that it has three sharp pointed tips in a star or crown like manner.
The quality is absolutely superb as well, showing great luster and clarity and a lovely strawberry red color!
The spinel is set on a characteristic white calcite matrix which is both elegant and well contrasting! This is certainly a unique specimen of exceptional shape and wonderful quality in best condition!
A characteristic combination of cubical pyrite on a heavy quartz/pyrite matrix. The shiny golden crystals are interlocked and set atop the matrix. They show nice surface striations and luster and are of strong golden color. In between you can find smaller sphalerite crystals. At closer inspection you will find some smaller damage, most of which however is on the backside. Our video draws a realistic picture of this nice specimen!
This single crystal tourmaline from a new find at the Aricanga mine impresses with beautiful colors and a sharp pointed termination! The colors range from raspberry red to white, green and a golden amber towards the termination. The crystal is flawless and not repaired!
Mottramite can only be found in few sites worldwide with Tsumeb being the most important. Needless to say, the combination of mottramite on dioptase on calcite is extremely rare and hard to find! The individual dioptase crystals on this specimen reach up to 7 mm and are at some parts heavily encrusted with botryoidal green mottramite. There are peripheral contacts but the main section is fully intact!
Sharp bright blue azurites are accompanied by shiny green malachite which makes for a fantastic color contrast! The crystals are all in perfect condition and of high end quality! Superb luster, strong color and perfectly sharp developed crystals! A perfect exemplar from this uncommon site in Laos!
A new find near the city of Hyderabad has recently produced a number of amazing phantom quartz specimens. This one is an aesthetic group in very good condition and with distinctive and beautiful hematite phantoms in each and every one of the glassy quartz crystals! There are minimal abrasions present but the overall condition and crystal quality are just great! Amazingly beautiful in person!
This is a wild construct of high quality tourmaline with deep cherry red and leaf green colors in glassy crystal bodies! Most of the crystals are doubly terminated, only some are contacted. There are several repairs including small gap fills. However, the unusually imposing shape and overall size of this as well as the superb tourmaline quality more than make up for small imperfections!
This highly aesthetic fluorite specimen is from a new find at the Erongo Mountains. It features a very well presented main crystal at the top with a diameter of 2.5 cm. The crystals are all very well shaped, sharp and with a somewhat frosted luster. Especially the larger main crystal shows a beautiful mix of green color at the core with purple towards the surface which is easily visible as the crystals is transparent to the core! The fluorites are set on a feldspar matrix with silvery muscovite coating and a single quartz side-crystal. All of this makes for an exceptionally beautiful piece of best condition and quality!
Rhodochrosite from this locale counts among the European top-classics and is probably the single best known species from Germany! While the mine was closed down in 1962, the rhodochrosite specimens are still treasured among collectors for their beauty and importance! Our specimen is crowded with rich raspberry red crystals in scalenohedral shape. The rhodochrosite is grown on a iron heavy limonitic matrix of dark brown to grey color which offers a classic and appealing look! Yes, there are some imperfections here and there but the major part is well crystallized an intact. It is an elegant specimen of lovely crystal quality, stark contrast and overall beauty!
This fine little single crystal euclase is completely gemmy and highly lustrous and in outstanding condition! It is basically colorless but with a faint golden tinge that makes it even more elegant. But it's not only about the high quality and the distinctive architecture. Also the fact that the bottom is not broken but crystallized and intergrown with some very nice mica is an excellent detail that sets this piece apart from others! The condition is near perfect with only a little rough edge but no actual damage. This is an absolutely amazing little crystal!
The Jean Baptiste mine is one of four interconnected mines near the village of Agios Konstantinos. Another one of those mines is the Serpieri Mine which is the type locality of glaucocerinite, an extremely rare mineral that can only be found in a handfull of mines worldwide! The mineral displays intensive turquoise-blue color on a surface of botryoidal crystals with a waxy luster. This floater shard is covered on front and backside in glaucocerinite and is largely intact. Beautiful bright color and the sheer rarity makes this specimen special!