Already at the usual showcase light you can see blood-red reflections from inside this fine single cuprite crystal. Adding direct illumination from the back brings out the full extent of splendour this striking specimen has to offer and leaves you - trust me - gasping for breath! Yes, the core stays black but the top half is all just sheer color and gemminess. The crystal is very sharp and, while at the bottom contacted, virtually flawless. A marvelous piece for the copper mines of Ogonja!
It's a characteristic paragenesis from Nagar but with outstanding aesthetic and superb crystal quality. Especially the dominant modified fluorite at the top is impressive and shows best clarity behind a marvelous glistening surface! The greenish fluorite is set atop a complex silvery mica matrix with a single aquamarine crystal right underneath. Really a brilliant piece of striking aesthetics and high quality!
The time of the Allenheads mine is longe gone but the limited number of fluorite specimens from that locale continue to shine. This large and richely crowded specimen is an association of white to yellowish fluorite, dark sphalerite and minor siderite. The largest fluorite is a completely glassy, lustrous cube with 1.2 cm on edge. Overall this is a fine paragenesis of great size from a classic locale that has been closed for almost 40 years now.
This brilliant fluorite/calcite combination is quite out of the ordinary! It was found at the Dongposhan Mine, a commercial tungsten ore mine that hit the fluorite pocket in 2016. What’s especially striking at this piece is the exceptionally dark and intensive purple color that starkly contrasts with the white calcite scalenohedrons and the light grey matrix. Depending on the light-source the color of the complex modified cubes varies from a lovely violet (in warm artificial light) to marvelous indigo-blue (at daylight or cold LED light). The crystals are glassy and lustrous and beautifully arranged on the matrix. A real stunner in person!
In the last decade the Milpillas mine has produced some of the finest brochantite specimens the world has ever seen. This specimen is a good example that features a first generation of solid dark green crystals with a second generation of brilliant green acicular crystals.
A very nice floater specimen of rich blue azurite from this classic locale. The piece is over and over crowded with azurite crystals leaving almost no visible matrix in between. Some small malachite is present but not dominant. The color varies in some patches to a lighter sky-blue or some greyish zones but is mainly a very intensive and rich royal-blue.
This single euclase crystal is a colorless, vitreous specimen with a well defined and flawless termination. The luster is brilliant all around, the transparency varies throughout the crystal. All in all this is a charming classic of remarkable size in great condition! Have a look on our video for a better impression on the quality!
This completely etched aquamarine strikes with sweeping shape and very nice quality! The crystal is gemmy and shows very nice blue color. It's distinct three-dimensional shape is that of a flaring fire with the color of blue ice. Very attractive in person and in great condition!
An apatite floater of stacked excellence! Glassy and lustrous crystals of best modified hexagonal shape are 3-dimensionally clustered upon each other to form this sculpturesque specimen! The whole piece is in very best condition with only one small damage but which is not visible from the front and hardly discernible anyway. Very attractive in person and of best quality this is an unusual beauty all around!
This is a characteristic piece from the unique finds at Serifos Island! The spray of green quartz is perfectly aesthetic and in very good condition. The intensive green color, caused by actinolite inclusions, is easily lit through the translucent crystals. The surface has a nice waxy luster and fine organic structure. Perfect in shape and quality!
This spinel is a true gemstone! It is perfectly crystallized, shows beautiful surface structure and, most significantly, amazing strikingly red color! The single crystal is 2.8 cm in diameter and completely free of any damage. Unlike most other specimens in the market this one displays bright cherry-red color that virtually explodes at direct illumination. The core is all gemmy and of outstanding quality! Set on a contrasting white calcite matrix, the spinel is dominant and very well presented. The white matrix is studded with some smaller spinel crystals, adding some life and a very natural feeling!
I admit, capturing the brilliant quality of this huebnerite/quartz association on a picture is not easy, mainly because of the stark black and white contrast. Still this is an absolutely brilliant specimen that features sharp metallic black huebnerite on sparkling white quartz. Some of the lower crystals are broken but the main crystals at the center are all intact and perfect.