A perfect composite crystal with alignment of the individual prisms and spraying out from the origin point. This is a perfect condition specimen with fine wet luster and attractive form on all sides. A vintage Bad Ems specimen that comes with old labels and a glass topped box likely late 19th or early 20th century vintage. It is quite rare to find a crystal this large without chips or issues. A choice classic locale German Pyromorphite.
Duftite on Calcite
9.8 x 7 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
new june 17
A striking cabinet sized plate of sharp Calcite crystals almost totally encrusted with bright sparkling Duftite micro crystals. In exceptional undamaged condition, Duftite is rare in good display quality specimens but this is a very fine and colorful piece. The individual crystals are more distinct and larger than the more typical Tsumeb smudges. Classic form for the underlying Calcite there is some selective coating noted but overall very little of the white calcite is exposed. Choice.
A choice alpine gemmy sea-green octahedron of Fluorite nicely perched on Pegmatite matrix. From the Skardu area of Pakistan, this is more transparent and with deeper green hue than is usually seen. There is a small clean repair on the matrix but the Fluorite is not repaired. Overall in fine condition, the Fluorite has some adhering mica and contacts but no damage. The overall esthetics on this are excellent. Some faces of the Fluorite show more complex growth structures. The photos here are not backlit at all but glows impressively when lit that way.