my mineral collection

- the result of two decades of collecting -

I started collecting minerals in 2000, during more than 20 years my collection grew. I would like to show you some of the best and most interesting pieces from, I hope you’ll enjoy. This page will be updated from time to time.

Last update: 26.12.2023

Quartz_Zinggenstock

Quartz, var. Smoky Quartz from Zinggenstock,Grimsel, Bern, Switzerland. Size: 9 x 6,5 x 5 cm

_Silver_Niederschlema

Native silver from Niederschlema, Erzgebirge mountains, Saxony, Germany. Size: 3 x 3 x 2 cm

_Silver_Niederschlema

Native silver from Niederschlema, Erzgebirge mountains, Saxony, Germany. Size: 3 x 3 x 2 cm (backside of the previous specimen)

Fluorit_Bestivna

Fluorite, Calcite, Baryte, Quartz from Bestvina, Bohemia, Czech Republic. Size: 13 x 10 x 5 cm

Quartz_Galena_Malachite_Madan

Quartz, Galena, Azurite & Malachite from 9th September mine, Madan, Bulgaria. Size: 10 x 8 x 3,5 cm

_Quartz_Galena_Malachite_Madan

Quartz, Galena, Azurite & Malachite from 9th September mine, Madan, Bulgaria. Size: 10 x 8 x 3,5 cm (close up)

Calcite_Gypsum_Oberzeiring

Calcite & Gypsum from Oberzeiring, Styria, Austria. Size: 12,5 x 9 x 6,5 cm

Calcite_Gypsum_Oberzeiring

Calcite & Gypsum from Oberzeiring, Styria, Austria. Size: 12,5 x 9 x 6,5 cm (close up)

Cerussite_Nakhlak

Cerussite from the Nakhlak mine, Anarak district, Iran. Size: 4 x 3 x 2,5 cm

Cerussite_Nakhlak

Wulfenite on Cerussite from the Nakhlak mine, Anarak district, Iran. Size: 4 x 3 x 2 cm

Cerussite_Nakhlak

Wulfenite on Cerussite from the Nakhlak mine, Anarak district, Iran. Size: 4 x 3 x 2 cm (close up)

Calcite_GowdMine

Calcite from the Gowd mine, Anarak district, Iran. Size: 9 x 7 x 5,5 cm

Pyrolusite_Boznain

Calcite on Pyrolusite from an abandoned mine in Ardestan area, Anarak district, Iran. Size: 6 x 4,5 x 3,5 cm

Pyrolusite_Boznain

Calcite on Pyrolusite from an abandoned mine in Ardestan area, Anarak district, Iran. Size: 6 x 4,5 x 3,5 cm (close up)

Aragonite_ring_Erzberg

Aragonite over a metallic ring from the Erzberg mountain, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria . Size: 9,5 x 8,5 x 5 cm

Calcite_Senftenbach

Calcite from Senftenbach, Upper Austria, Austria. Size: 4 cm

Hämatit_Johanngeorgenstadt

Hematite-swords from Johanngeogenstadt, Erzgebirge mountains, Saxony, Germany. Size: up to 19,5 cm

Freibergite_BeschertGlück_Freiberg

Freibergite, Sphalerite & Dolomite from Beschert Glück Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. Size: 10 x 9 x 3,5 cm

Freibergite_BeschertGlück_Freiberg

Freibergite, Sphalerite & Dolomite from Beschert Glück Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. Size: 10 x 9 x 3,5 cm (close up)

Bismuth_Schlema

Native bismuth from Opal veign, Schlema, Saxony, Germany. Size: 11 x 6 x 5,5 cm

pyrrhotite_Quartz_Dalnegorsk

Pyrrhotite & Scepter Quartz from Dalnegorsk, Far Eastern Region, Russia. Size: 7 x 5,5 x 4,5 cm

Malachite_apple_Shaba

Malachite from Shaba, Congo with an apple in the foreground. Size: 12 x 8,5 x 7,5 cm

Aragonite_Erzberg

Aragonite var. flos ferri from the Styrian Erzberg, Styria, Austria. Size: 9 x 8 x 6 cm

Amethyst_BanskaStiavnica

Scepter-Amethyst from Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia. Size: 19 x 9 x 7,5 cm

Amethyst_BanskaStiavnica

Scepter-Amethyst from Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia. Size: 19 x 9 x 7,5 cm (close up)

Quartz_KönigshainerBerge

Smoky Quartz and Orthoclase from the Koenigshain mountains, Saxony, Germany. Size: 16 x 10 x 6 cm

Vanadinite_Taouz

Vanadinite & Goethite from Taouz, Morocco. Size: 8 x 5 x 4 cm

Vanadinite_Taouz
Fluorite_Dalnegorsk

Fluorite from Dalnegorsk, Far Eastern Region, Russia. Size: 8,5 x 6 x 5,5 cm

Fluorite_Dalnegorsk

Fluorite from Dalnegorsk, Far Eastern Region, Russia. Size: 8,5 x 6 x 5,5 cm (close up)

Amethyst_BanskaStiavnica

Amethyst from Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia. Size: 11 x8,5 x 5 cm

FlosFerri_Erzberg

Aragonite var. flos ferri from the Styrian Erzberg, Styria, Austria. Size: 14 x 10 x 9 cm

Quartz_Galenstock

Smoky quartz from theGalenstock, Uri, Switzerland. Size: 8 x 6 x 6 cm

I hope you enjoyed the first part of specimens in my personal collection.

Fell free to leave a comment (e.g. which specimen did you like most or least etc.) .

7 Comments

  1. Gerard Martayan

    Magnificent specimens enhanced by masterful photographic skills.
    I have a soft spot for the Wulfenite on Cerussite.

    Reply
    • Robert Kunze

      Thank you Gerald, I’m also very happy about the wulfenite on this cerussite. This combination with dark wulfenite is rare.

      Reply
  2. Anthony Garcia

    Beautiful specimens. I’m torn between the complete Vanadinte crystals from Morocco and the water clear Fluorite from Russia. All wonderful specimens for their species.

    Reply
    • Robert Kunze

      You are right, and your taste is very good 🙂

      Reply
  3. Neil Burton

    Absolutely stunning specimens Robert. Thank you so much for sharing. The first specimen – the Smoky from Switzerland is breathtaking.

    Reply
  4. Alex

    Beautiful pieces love many but I think my favorite is Quartz, Galena, Azurite & Malachite from 9th September mine, super amazing visual combo!!!

    Reply
  5. William Kopp

    Robert,

    Thank you for sharing your pictures of specimens in your collection. They are all beautiful and you must be proud of these wonderful specimens. Since I specialize in silver and silver-bearing minerals, I liked the silver from Niederschlema and the freibergite from the Beschart Cluck mine the best.

    Sincerely,

    Bill

    Reply

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