Who doesn't know the unique emerald from Habach Valley? This silvery piece of characteristic mica schist holds one gemmy emerald crystal of saturated water green color that is a staggering 2.8 cm long! The elongated, 3-dimensional matrix provides a beautiful and eye-catching base for the remarkable embedded crystal. The Leckbachrinne in Habach Valley is Europe's best locality for emerald crystals, known since the time of the old Romans. Great color and highly attracive aesthetics are marking this specimen as a major example for this famous locale!
A highly unusual, pincer-shaped smoky quartz specimen that is utterly unique. The transparent quartz is massively modified at one half with a manifold of lustrous faces yet shows straight quartz crystallization on the other half - even if the growth pattern is hard to recognize. As a floater this quartz seems flawless on all sides except for one, not quite obvious damage at the tip of the smaller part of the pincer. An eye-catcher for the collector of unusual crystal shapes or appealing, unique Alpine minerals!
A doubly terminated smoky quartz floater with a distinctly developed scepter head. The crystal is translucent to transparent, where especially the terminations are quite clear. The whole piece is free of damage with only minor edgewear here and there. One side-crystal is broken but re-healed, the main crystal is all complete and sharp. An interesting and unusual specimen from this uncommon locale in Felbertal!
The glassy and lustous quartz includes sharp and thick needles of red rutile. The color combination of rutile and orange limonite is quite dramatic and beautiful in person. Turning the piece around you will find a distinct sagenite pattern that covers the bottom and parts of the lower backside before immersing into the quartz. With no damage at all on best quality quartz and utterly attractive inner life, this is a wonderful specimen that's equally unusual and appealing!
A true killer thumbnail! It has great luster, shape and is very well-grown on albite! Definitely the best hematite "iron rose" I have ever had in this size range! A perfect fit for every thumbnail collector.
This is the very best copper I have ever had from this locale. It is well-crystallized sitting very nice on matrix. This classic specimen looks exceptional on the picture, though it is even better in person. It's very 3-dimensional and complete all around.
This is the best pyrite I have ever got from the Swiss Alps. It has a very nice brownish red color and with a size of 6.1cm it is very impressive in person. Most of the pyrites I have seen comes from Austira and even there this would be a fine specimen. Very hard to get, especially in Switzerland.
This etched crystal of morganite is crystallized very well all around. The color is pale pink and the luster is excellent. The etching is very interesting on this specimen, because it gives it a sculpture-like shape, what looks beautiful in person. Most areas of this crystal have gem quality!
WOW! The color and gemminess of this piece are really outstanding. Actually it is completely translucent with a strong (but not too dark) smoky color. The compact shape is very impressive, which gives the specimen a very dominant appearance. It is very hard to find a piece like this nowadays!
WOW! Two generations of purple fluorites very well situated on matrix are forming this gorgeous specimen! Very special and rare because of the beautiful crystal habit!
A very nice green at the bottom is changing to a steel blue in the lower section! With being white in the middle and red at the top this crystal shows a unique color zonation which looks simply fabulous! The crystal has a beautiful termination, good luster and is in a very good condtion!
The aesthetics of this Austrian epidote group is pure magic. Colorful, brilliant and just striking, this piece is without any discussion a perfect fit and an eye-catcher for any showcase. Only rarely do I see Alpine mineral pieces of such wonderful character and utter beauty!