This nicely composed specimen is from one of the largest ruby depostit in the world near the village of Ali Abad. The pinkish-red ruby is translucent and shows a very intensive color. It sits well centred on a white calcite matrix that provides a striking contrast. The crystal is flawless with elongated prismatic shape and very good luster.
A sweeping flower of waxy, amber colored barite set atop a grey dolomite covered matrix. The barite is mostly transparent, especially along the edges which lets it glow even at the most subdued backlight. Single tabular barite crystals are up to 0.6 cm thick, lustrous and nicely arranged to form this very attractive and aesthetic specimen! No damage, all perfect!
This superb little floater of glassy colorless calcite is totally brilliant and perfect all around! Great luster, sharp design and very nice clarity make this a most desirable specimen with no downsides at all! For a better look I strongly suggest a look on our video for it much better reflects the reality of this being a high class calcite with pronounced wow factor!
While this type of paragenesis is characteristic for Stak Nala, the beauty and aesthetics of this very specimen is extraordinary in person! It is a distinctively 3-dimensional composition of several high class tourmalines on a landscape of transparent quartz and sparkling white cleavelandite! The tourmalines' color goes from pink at the bottom to green with an opaque core. Towards the termination there is an open green zone and a layer of colorless toumaline at the top. The terminations themselves are flat but with nice bevelled corners. Very nice quality, embedded in a strikingly lovely surroundings! There is no damage present, only a stunning wealth of beauty!
This lovely miniature of demantoid, the green variety of andradite, is from the famous finds Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine that produced a number of top rated specimens for the species! As a floater this one is nicely crystallized all around but the most dominant crystals are for sure at the front with a main crystal reaching 1.1 cm in diameter. The garnet is all gemmy with distinct green color. There are some contacts around the lower end but aside of that the piece is in very best condition!
Size and quality of this type locality brazilianite are absolutely stunning! The single crystal is large and massy with fantastic gemmy green color and great luster all around! There are some contacted zones but not damage or abrasions. At the base there is some minimal muscovite present which is characteristic for the locale. Corrego Frio has been closed some seventy years ago but spimens from this classic locale still shine as the best for the species! This is an outstanding exemplar that's easily going to draw attention in your showcase!
It's a cluster of superb lead-grey cube-octahedra galena crystals covered in hundreds and hundreds of tiny sphalerite crystals on all parts of the surface! Especially the front view is very attractive, a construct of distinctive intergrown crystals. The backside is all sphalerite. Here you can see some minor damage but the front is complete and perfect.
This is a dramatic, very 3-dimensional hübnerite/quartz association specimen from one of the worlds best localities for the material! A number of hübnerite crystals are fanning out from a common center, making it appear all dynamic and attractive. Grown on, between and all around these dark, reddish black crystals are transparent quartz needles. The black and white contrast is very intensive and catchy and emphasizes the great quality of this impressive composition!
This unusual shape is constructed from a 3.7 cm doubly terminated main tourmaline held up by a slightly thinner second crystal. The structure is accompanied by some white feldspar that is arranged around the touching point of the tourmalines. Most impressive about this fine specimen is the exceptionally high quality of the main tourmaline. It is gemmy, lustous and with very intensive raspberry red color! There is some contact present but all tourmalines are in best condition. An excellent miniature specimen from this legendary locale!
Not only is this a piece of exceptionally high quality but it is also HUGE! Over 5 kg of pure pyrite is dramatically crystallized as a large and most complex cluster! Basic crystal shape is simple cubical but there is a lot going on here when it comes to modifications, surface structrue and playfully intergrown crystals of different sizes. The whole frontside is absolutely perfect and amazingly beautiful! The backside has only small contacts but is to the largest part also crystallized and evenly lustrous and sparkling! A fantastic golden sculpture that really draws attention!
A jagged cluster of white calcite holds a number of grey to copper colored bornite, grown all over the ridge. The calcite itself is set on a pretty sheet of quartz covered matrix. Much better in person due to its classic and 3-dimensional feel!
A strinking combination of transparent long prismatic quartz supporting dark hübnerite crystals with octahedral scheelite crystals atop which again are covered in bright signal yellow stolzite. This combination of scheelite with stolzite is exclusive for the stunning 2014 find at Mundo Nuevo Mine! The whole specimen is exceptionally 3-dimensional and while its looks kind of chaotic in composition it also has an elegant natural feel to it! Very important from a mineralogical point of view and also pretty if you are attracted to pieces where a lot is going on!