We have seen and handled a lot of nice Kazakhstan Coppers, which can be very fine. This small cabinet specimen is my personal favorite so far. Textbook sharp linked chain of crystals in a perfect floater with a tree-like spray on top of the elongated spinel twins. Fantastic form, no damage at all and with a nice patina. A worthy and esthetic piece that is incredible in person.
Quartz V. Amethyst on Prehnite
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
9.9 x 7.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
A single slender dark purple Amethyst (7.3 CM long)rises from a small cleft in a pale green Prehnite layer. A nice example of a typical habit Goboboseb specimen. Some zoning in the Quartz and in very good condition.
One of the colorful and desirable minerals from Tsumeb, a nice specimen of bright red Chalcotrichite. The specimen vug has several tufts of red hair crystals and a mass of Calcite that is bright red colored by included Chalcotrichite. The cavity in this specimen is also lined with tiny Dolomite crystals and provides a good protection for the delicate crystals inside.
A classic Tyrolian Andalusite, several sharp crystals are well exposed from enclosing Quartz. These old Austrian specimens are some of the best examples of this specie, which is usually not very impressive. This is in fine condition and has strong esthetics. With several old labels, this is a about as sharp and perfect as these crystals get.