• Beloved Couvercle (by Sébastien Khayati)

    The Couvercle is a mountain refuge located in the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif. This place is used as a base camp by many local crystal seekers (cristalliers in French) because  of its useful location, surrounded by mineral-rich mountains and glaciers. Follow Séb and his cristalliers friends making amazing finds, including gwindels and huge quartz clusters. Moreover, you will enjoy the awesome landscapes and light ambiance. 

  • The Crystal Quest 2 (by Yannick Calonge)

    In this second crystal quest video, Yannick Calonge follows Grégoire de Bodinat, a cristallier from the Oisans area, on the hunt for one of the rarest alpine minerals : axinite. Digging for this mineral is very paradoxical because these very fine and fragile axinite blades are found in one of the hardest matrix : amphibolite. That’s why these crystals are very hard to dig out without damaging it. Enjoy these are shots !

  • Gifted clarity – Happy strahlers (by Charlie Centhuit)

    Collecting quartz crystals in Mont-Blanc Massif. You don’t have to climb to the mountains top to find nice specimens. Take a look at the quality of these quartz, found at lower altitude, near Chamonix. These water-clear crystals are a good example of the quality of alpine specimens. Enjoy !

     

  • Into The Mine (by Sébastien Khayati)

    When winter is coming, the snow covers the rocks and it’s no longer possible to climb the alpine mountains looking for precious minerals. For some strahlers, the crystal seasons stops there and they will wait until the next summer fo a new season to begin. In Oisans, the hunt continues undergound, in the dark, cold and wet universe of mines. Follow Sébastien Khayati and Grégoire de Bodinat in the famous Mésage mine, not far from Vizille, another famous minerals locality. This old iron mine has been rehabilitated by Grégoire. Enjoy !

  • Crystal Season (by Sébastien Khayati)

    Follow Sébastien Khayati and Christophe Peray in their quest for alpine treasures such as smoky quartz, gwindels and pink fluorite. Some specimens from these seasons finds are available in our shop. You may recognize some famous spots like Argentière, Talèfre, Les Droites or Les Courtes, well-known to be rich in minerals. Many beautiful landscapes and mountain vibes, enjoy !

  • About crystal VI (by Sébastien Khayati)

    Dive into the Alpine mineral world with Sébastien Khayati and Christophe Peray, two French crystal seekers working in the Mont-Blanc Mountains. In this video you can get a glimpse of what hunting crystals for a living is like. You can feel the particular atmosphere, a balance between the crystal fever and the danger of evoluting in such a hostile environment. Enjoy !

    Dive into the Alpine mineral world with Sébastien Khayati and Christophe Peray, two French crystal seekers working in the Mont-Blanc Mountains. In this video you can get a glimpse of what hunting crystals for a living is like. You can feel the particular atmosphere, a balance between the crystal fever and the danger of evoluting in such a hostile environment. Enjoy !