The famous Graukogel-find by Heinz Kirchtag and Andreas Steiner was indisputably one of the finest titanite finds on the Alps. The specimen we have got here is a 3-dimensional example for the high quality of that locale. The twin-crystal in very good condition and mostly clear with some nice chlorite at the surface. With a dominant 3.3 cm in size this is an excellent Alpine titanite!
A nice, massy adularia crystal on matrix with just the right proportion. The crystal shows the typical rainbow-colored sheen and is lustrous, especially on the front faces. There is some edgewear here and there but no acutal damage. Even the bottom of the matrix is nicely crystallized and offers a worthy base for this fine single adularia crystal.
A very compact and characteristic smoky quartz group from Uri. The quartz is limpid, lustrous and shows very fine surface structure. All larger crystals are totally free of any damage with perfect pointed terminations or chisel terminations. There is one damaged side-crystal but which is at the very back of this specimen and not visible from the frontside. The bottom is all contacted, not broken. A beautiful piece all over in very good condition!
As you know, epidote is a very fragile mineral. Most specimens are repaired and so is this one. But aside of this one repair this beautiful epidote cluster is in superb condition with virtually all of the smaller clystals intact. It is very much 3-dimensional with some byssolite here and there. A remarkably aesthetic mineral specimen of high quality, good general condition and a dramatic visual impact.
This is a 3-dimensional floater of typical "tunnel"-character. Lustrous, translucent white calcite is accompanied by smaller amounts of chlorite, feldspar and some tiny pyrrhotite crystals. There might be some insignificant edgewear present but you have to actually search for those tiny flaws on this otherwise striking piece. Vertically arranged this piece reminds of a sculpture, a distinct and lovely calcite specimen of high quality and unique aesthetics.
Perfect textbook composition and a striking outline highlight this marvelous quartz specimen. The prismatic main crystal is water-clear, sharp and highly lustrous on all sides. Side crystals are of matching quality and nicely arranged around the main crystal. The largest side crystal has a contacted termination, encrusted with some matrix, that is but completely free of damage. The matrix is crystallized at the bottom. All in all there is no considerable damage, only peripheral contacts and a tiny ding at the main crystal that is not visible from the front. A beautiful example for high class Alpine quartz!
Absolutely lovely and well composed, this aesthetic piece features snow-white pericline crystals on a contrasting rust-brown matrix. Atop these massy pericline there are some smaller adularia crystals, sharp and glassy white. This piece is distinctly 3-dimensional and of strikingly sharp character. Attractive all around and in good condition, this is a well sized collection piece of fine Alpine character!
This is a high quality smoky quartz from the Swiss Alps. On the back side some matrix is attached, what distinguishs it very well from a single crystal. It is in a very good condition over all without any damage worth to mention. Very fine in person!
Wow, what a great sceptre! The asymmetrical piece holds a sceptre head, over 8 cm in size, lustrous and perfect. While the head is mostly translucently white, the body is in parts completely clear. At the piece's bottom you see some mica and pericline attached to the quartz, which even adds some more beauty. Great structure, unusual growth and high quality add up to this fantastic and imposing piece. Watch our video for a 360 degree view!
A brilliant group of prismatic quartz crystals that is, to be honest, much better in person. The composition is just perfect, with a piece of matrix to the side that adds a nice aspect. The backside of this specimen is crystallized. The condition is fine but not perfect with some minuscule chips. All the quartz crystals are of high quality with superb luster and limpidness. A fine piece you will love!
The attractive honey-yellow color, provided by a layer of iron oxide, makes this quartz specimen a brilliant choice for every collector of Alpine variety. It is a floater in overall good condition though admittedly not completely perfect. Excellent luster, clarity and color combine to a sparkling fireworks as you can very well see in our video.
One remarkable apatite crystal of size is perched on a small piece of matrix, covered with smaller apatite and muscovite. Aside of one contact at the side which is nicely recrystallized there is no flaw on this piece. The beautiful Alpine character combined with good quality provides a special charm to this specimen.