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BL58 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Wilden See, Wilden Kogel, Hohe Tauern, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 10.8 x 6 x 6.2 cm
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A rather massive quartz specimen of light yet distinctive smoky color. It is a combination of classic prismatic quartz with a large gwindel in the center. The piece has no damage, only some very small chips. The overall quality is not great but well enough with a lustrous and very well developed surface and a mostly clear crystal. This is a extremely rare gwindel from the Hohe Tauern region and of stunning size as well!

GS01 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Mer de Glace, Mont. Blanc massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France
Size: 6.2 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm

Stunning! This is an exceptional gwindel from the French Alps. It is a floater all around and has zero damage what is extremely rare! There is a very nice coating of chlorite on it, what makes this specimen looking even better. A perfect fit for the advanced collector of high demands!

AT05 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Giuv, Sedrun, Vorderrhein, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm

WOW, what a stunning group of two gwindels and one regular smoky quartz forming this great specimen. I have never seen such a combination in the past. This specimen comes from the recent find made this summer in Val Giuv and it is one of the best specimens from this pocket. The bottom side of this group is completely rehealed, while many of the other specimens are heavily damaged at the base. The crystals are translucent and show the typical bright smoky color which is well known for this locale. It is very lustrous with sharp edges and it is very 3-dimensional in person. The amazing aesthetics of this specimen in combination with the beautiful quality makes this group really extraordinary. A gorup like this is much more rare then a sinlge gwindel, what makes it to a big challenge to get one like this. Comes mounted on a custom base for display.

SO20 - Calcite - SOLD
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 6.2 x 5 x 4 cm

This is an awesome calcite, with the very best quality. It shows colors like a rainbow inside, is very gemmy and has a beautiful luster. It is perfect all around and the termination is full of small and delicate stripes. It is grown on matrix, while most of it is not visible from the front. This piece is very special in person and one of the very best specimens which I have seen from that locale!

MN16 - Quartz Phantom - SOLD
Piz Regina, Val Lumnezia, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 12.7 x 10.4 x 8.4 cm
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This group has a really awesome composition of many crystals, which are grown together perfectly, giving it an exceptional good aesthetics. It is free of damage with a great luster and clarity.

AT55 - Hematite on Adularia - SOLD
Fibbia, Fontana, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 2 x 1.6 x 1.9 cm
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The combintaion of very lustrous hematite sitting on white adularia is highly appreciated by many collectors. This is a beautiful piece, with an extremely fine quality and great aesthetics. Very lovely in person!

NL18 - Topaz - SOLD
Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Size: 6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm

The size and quality of this topaz is really remarkable. I have rarely seen crystals of that size in such a good quality.

FA65 - Emerald - SOLD
Leckbachrinne, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.1 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm
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When it comes to Alpine emerald, the location of Habachtal is on everyone’s lips. Still, there have not been much high-quality specimens found in the last years. This specimen is one of the older pieces, offering great color and clarity on two emerald crystals, the bigger of which is 1.1 cm long. The typical silvery sparkling matrix perfects the picture of this very nice specimen.

Rk133 - Aragonite - SOLD
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
Size: 12.4 x 8.8 x 7 cm
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What astoundingly reminds of a gnarly white tree on a hill is in fact a gorgeous piece of aragonite that shows no damage all around. A freely protruding branch with a totally unique character. Having been found at the classic locale of Erzberg, Austria, this specimen is more than just an eye-catcher of exceptional aesthetics, but a worthy piece for any Alpine collection!

IT04 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Teixerinha mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.7 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
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This piece is absolutely spectacular! One single tourmaline, 6.6 cm long and 0.8 cm thick, protrudes from a massive and beautiful mica-matrix. The tourmaline holds breathtaking deep green color, fantastic luster and is gemmy through and through. Speaking about damage is beside the point at a piece like this, which is not even repaired - an incredible fact, considering the length of the freely towering crystal!

FA11 - Schwazite - SOLD
Schwaz, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.9 x 3 x 1 cm
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Schwatzite, a mercurian variety of Tetrahedrite was originally discovered at this very locale, a large old mining district in Tyrol. This specimen is a typical representative for the kind and quality of this rare mineral. Several crystals are perched on a platy piece of matrix. Some accessory malachite adds color to this otherwise grey and metallic piece. The larges schwatzite crystal is around 1 cm in diameter and of typical tetrahedral habit. All crystals are in perfect shape and flawless.

FA231 - Prase - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 6.4 x 6.4 x 4.6 cm
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Typical for Serifos Island, this specimen of Prase offers a very nice green color and a great composition. A group of three main crystals protrudes from a rich base of side-crystals. The whole piece is rather 3-dimensional and lively with translucent elongated crystals with pointed terminations that are all free of any damage. As the search for minerals has meanwhile been prohibited at Serifos Island there are no new specimens comming for quite some time now. Perfect in quality and aesthetics, this specimen has no flaws whatsoever and is a great example for this rare green variety of quartz. Very nice in person!