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KB56 - Fluorite - SOLD
Reiterkluft, Hocharnwand, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 6.6 x 2.7 x 3.4 cm
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I totally confess: I love fluorite from Reiterkluft! The classic dark purple color is absolutely unique for Alpine fluorite and extremely rare. The piece we have here might not be the largest but the crystal quality speaks for itself. Having two fluorite octahedrons on this well balanced piece is already a blast. While one crystal sits at the very edge of the white matrix and shows a cleavage surface at the bottom the other one is just perfect and partly encrusted with some chlorite. A brilliant small cabinet specimen for any collector of Alpine treasures or fluorite rarities.

OK34 - Pericline - SOLD
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 14.3 x 12 x 6.9 cm
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Large and thick pericline crystals tightly packed on matrix. The larges crystals are around 3 cm long and 1.3 cm thick. The predominating white is in parts covered with a slight yellowish iron oxide coating. Mixed between the pericline are some adularia crystals, all sharp and of nice translucent quality. Aside some peripheral contacts there is no damage to report. A massive specimen of appealing 3-dimensional character!

PK06 - Pyrite - SOLD
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

This pyrite with a great patina of limonite comes from a recent find made by a friend of mine here in Austria. I have never seen such a great floater of pyrite with sharp edges and completely pristine all around from this locale. I chary picked this out of the findings from the recent years while this is among the very finest specimens I got. Very intense reddish color what is hard to show on pictures. Much better in person!

PA01 - Albite - SOLD
Tatara Mine, Village Tatara, Khyber Agency, KPK Province, Pakistan
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm

This crystal comes from a unique find of albites which has been made this spring in Pakistan. This specimen consists of many crystals which are stacked together forming this outstanding group of very good aesthetics. It is very hard to get such elongated crystals of albite in this quality. The gemminess and luster are very fine, but what is most important is the purple color, what I have never seen before on albite. The color of this specimen is really unique!! This specimen is in a very good condition over all. The mine is closed, so there won't come more specimens of this kind on the market.

KA06 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite - SOLD
Teixerinha mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.9 x 1.4 x 1 cm

That's another combination of tourmaline with lepidolite. The lepidolite on the tourmaline is perfectly situated and makes a very nice contrast to the green color. It's much better in person!

SL07 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 7.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm

This is a very lovley amethyst from the Austrian Alps. In the last years just a few specimens of good quality came to the market from this locale, and this is one of it.

ZL03 - Quartz Sceptre - SOLD
Faido, Valle Leventina, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.3 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
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This is an excellent sceptre quarz from the Swiss Alps. It has a pale pink color, why i would call it a pale amethyst. The scepter shape of this crystal is exceptional and very clear visible. Clarity and luster are very good and it is flawless all around. This is one of the very finest sceptre quarz which I have ever got.

FA220 - Apatite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm
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I have made many trips to this area on my own, and it is really hard to find any good apatites there! It was always a dream of mine to find a good apatite, but sadly it never happend! This crystal has a very good form with many terminations and a good clarity. It is in a very good conditon over all with just some minor edgewear!

NL22 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
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It is very funny to have this color combiantion! To see the green and the blue side by side is very rare and highly additional! The indigolite looks contacted on the top, but still this is a beautiful piece and very lovely over all! It looks gorgeous in the showcase!

CM29 - Azurite on Malachite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.7 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm
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A generation of Brilliantly lustrous azurite grown on a matrix of malachite ps. Azurite! The whole piece is sparkling with azurite and is in perfect condition all around. Even the backside of the specimen is covered with crystallized calcite, malachite and some azurite. The real beauty of this classical Tsumeb specimen lies in its countless details, richly spread across the whole piece. Fantastic!

XAVG - Adularia - SOLD
Val Giuv, Sedrun, Vorderrhein, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.6 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
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This adularia contains actually two “faden”, is a floater and free of any damage. The striking aesthetics of an ivory tower is what makes this specimen appealing.

HW09 - Schorl on Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.4 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
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Unusually fine structured and of perfect textbook composition, this specimen of schorl on quartz is a striking one indeed! Thousands of fine schorl needles are forming a tower-like structure that protrudes from a matrix of high quality Cavradi-quartz. The whole piece is free of damage with just a totally acceptable contact at the top of it. The color is of a deep black with a slight red sheen. All in all this is a piece of sheer aesthetics that renders me rather speechless.