A beautyful glassy smoky quartz crystal with very good luster all around. The bottom is nicely crystallized with no damage. The backside of the termination seems to have had a contact but which also is perfectly crystallized and flawless. One or two minor chips are hardly visible and not at all troubling on this overall beautiful and impressive specimen!
A beautiful near-perfect doubly terminated quartz crystal of best quality! It shows brilliant luster on all sides, a beautiful structure and some nice inclusions that make this piece even more interesting. While you see a pointed termination at the top the bottom is much more irregular but completely crystallized all the same. This is a highly appealing quartz specimen from the uncommon locale Greina Pass as you can very well see in our video!
Alpine tourmaline is a rare thing to have especially if it is supposed to be attractive!
While most significant classic schorl specimen are from Lohning quarry in Rauris Valley, this rather large and impressive piece was found at the Habach Valley. It is a sparkling composition of thin, jet black tourmaline needles all showing best luster. Some peripheral regions are damaged but front and backside are equally beautiful and in great condition. The backside has some additional chlorite and white albite. All in all this is an outstanding specimen of Alpine schorl!
The quality of this phantom quartz is just amazing!
It's as if the chlorite and rock that's visible inside lies just below the surface of a steady pool of water, all quiet and mesmerizing. At some spots the chlorite breaks through the surface which makes this piece even more lively. As a floater this piece is perfect all around while the luster is admittedly less good at the backside. Some snow-white adularia adds a great visual effect to this overall just beautiful specimen of Felbertal quartz!
Let's get to the drawback right away: This amethyst specimen is damaged at the tip and one of the side-terminations. Now that that's said, this piece is absolutely fantastic from one of the very best Alpine amethyst finds of all time! Hardly ever have I seen such incredibly strong color on a large and massive Alpine amethyst specimen like this, paired with wet-look luster and beautiful stacked crystallization. Most sections at the back are crudely crystallized but damage is scarce and anyway, the main view is just stunning and a real eye-catcher! Rare and outstanding Alpine amethyst of great size and exceptional quality!
This is a piece of pure natural aesthetics that can only develop its full beauty in person! Lovely sceptre amethysts along other quartz crystals are grown on a bed of cream-colored albite, dark green chlorite and gneis matrix. The longest, most distinct sceptre amethyst is 2.5 cm long, the most voluminous crystal is around 1.5 cm thick, all without damage!
While this piece is not for the collector of textbook composed specimens or crystal fetishists, it sure is a rewarding and exceptional specimen for the collector of Alpine beauties!
A glassy foater specimen of etched fluorite from Italy. The surface is frosted but smooth enough to let you see inside the clear crystal. It is free of any damage and shows a greenish tinge. Near the backside you find some spots of purple that distribute the color throughout the fluorite. Very 3-dimensional and appealing in person!
A single quartz crystal, not spectacular at first glance but a real beauty in detail!
The quartz is water-clear and shows perfect luster on all sides. The arrow-head shape is quite unusual and distinctive. With no damage and a re-healed bottom, this specimen is very attractive in person. The backside holds some small hematite and muscovite inclusions, very characteristic for an Alpine quartz specimen. A stunningly beautiful single crystal!
A true rarity among the wulfenite specimens from Bad Bleiberg are these green wulfenite in association with white and rust-orange barite. This very specimen is rather large for the species. The wulfenite, hidden among the dominant barite, forms a continuous, sparkling green crust on the rock matrix. Single wulfenite crystals reach a size of up to 7mm. Barite threatens to overtake the wulfenite but leaves just enough space for the green brilliance to break through and impress with color and great quality. An excellent piece for the collector of the exceptional!
Fully loaded with glassy smoky quartz crystals this plate enchantingly sparkles in proper showcase light! All crystals are flawless and highly lustrous. The color varies a little where larger crystals generally show a darker brown, smaller ones are almost colorless.
Like hidden in plain sight is a rather large gwindel(!) at the center of the piece but wich is 90° rotated and thus exposing its pointed side. A brilliant discovery!
Best crystal quality and great outline are combined on this masterly smoky quartz specimen. Have a look on our video which stunningly displays the incredible luster on all sides!
A left-handed quartz crystal of best quality and flawless is accompanied by some additional quartz and small patches of matrix. Despite its rather small size this specimen has much to offer, be it quality, great aesthetics or super condition - even the bottom is crystallized and well. A lovely little example from the famous Cavradi gorge!
Two flawless smoky quartz crystals of brilliant quality protrude from a matrix of nested quartz crystals, adularia and some rock. The piece is quite 3-dimensional and full of details. What might seem a little chaotic inevitably leads the view to the two main crystals which act as a calm and harmonious anchor. Much better in person with some green chlorite at the terminations, these two crystals are absolutely super!