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FA102 - Quartz - SOLD
Piz Miezdi, Valsertal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 11 x 9.1 x 6.7 cm
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To unveil the fabulous beauty of this specimen you HAVE to watch the video! The striking main crystals seem to be riding on this group of smaller quartz crystals like on a frozen wave. This piece is fantastically 3-dimensional, shows best quality and exceptional aesthetics. Fabulous indeed!

FA273 - Fluorite - SOLD
Bächligletscher, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm
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An incredible and truly exceptional piece of fluorite! This single crystal of rare habit is perfectly situated on a prettily sparkling matrix. The fluorite is plainly outstanding and mysteriously attractive like a pearl in an oyster. The fluorite is mostly colorless but has a nice pink core. Because of the flawless quality, this color is nicely visible! This sublime piece has a long history and is now on sale again.

FA347 - Schwazite - SOLD
St.Gertraudi, Bez.Kufstein, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 6 x 5.6 x 2.2 cm
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The single isolated schwatzite sits on a white quartz-matrix that provides a perfect contrast. Even more so, as the schwatzite is encrusted with a nice layer of turquoise malachite that adds some color. The piece is aesthetic and perfectly composed to lead the eye to its center: The single schwatzite crystal.

MN17 - Pericline - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.3 x 9 x 6.5 cm
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Greatly composed and massive, this specimen is a sculpture of nested pericline crystals in white and brownish coloring as is typical for the locale. The whole piece is aesthetic, but also holds some secrets that are revealed at a closer look: Some parts of the backside of this piece are spiced with sparkling rutile crystals, one of which is a 1 cm long and flaming red crystal! But leaving this little detail aside, the pericline is impressive all the same.

AB10 - Titanite - SOLD
Graukogel, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
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Great luster and a fabulous color are the most conspicuous features of this small specimen. Still, there is more about it, as this crystal is in fact a twin, which you will clearly see if you watch the video. Very nice too is that small piece of brilliantly white matrix that adds hugely to the already great aesthetics of this outstanding specimen. Very beautiful indeed!

BL06 - Hematite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.4 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm
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The luster of this iron rose is absolutely smashing! Only rarely have I ever ever seen something so brilliant and even blinding! The rose sits on a base of hematite and quartz and is exceptionally well presented. Very nice is to see the typical hexagonal shape where just one of the six corners seems to have been grown into a matrix of chlorite before it was uncovered. The picture shows the region, where the iron rose was found. We did it on one of our own tours in this beautiful landscape.

FA320 - Epidote - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 5.6 x 2.3 cm
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Imposing, fascinating and utterly beautiful! This historic specimen of epidote – painted by the German artist Eberhard Equit! – is stunningly perfect in composition and quality as well. The bottom is crystallized and leaves just one single flaw to the whole piece: One of the main crystals has a small chip at the side of the tip, but this is not visible from the front and only visible if you are searching for it. All in all, this is a fantastic piece, with outstanding luster and clarity that shows wonderful brown, red and green colors when illuminated from the back. Marvelous!

SO81 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Les Droites-Nordwand, Montblanc-Massiv, Chamonix, France
Size: 7.7 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm
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These two perfect pink fluorite crystals are riding the quartz like an untamed beast. Hardly ever can you find a specimen of this quality, where quartz and fluorite both are virtually flawless and combined to a specimen of this brilliant aesthetics! Found at the northern face of “Les Droites” – which, according to Reinhold Messner, counts as the “most savage of the Alpine mountain-faces” – this piece is truly unique. A eye-catcher for any possible showcase!

BS08 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 10.1 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm
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While the picture is great, this specimen is even better! The quality of the quartz - not just the main crystal, but all of them - is simply perfect and extraordinarily lovely. There is a lot of 3-dimensional structure and detail that bring this piece to life. One utterly stunning feature about the composition is the presence of a gwindel at the right of the main crystal. Go ahead and watch the video, it is much better visible there! This piece is out of the historic Rufibach-find, but has a smoky color that is even better than the typical pieces from this find. While some of the side-crystals are contacted – not broken! – the rest is perfectly flawless! A masterpiece of this mineral!

FA297 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Giuv, Sedrun, Vorderrhein, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 9.8 x 7.7 x 6.3 cm
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This gwindel is just mind-blowing! The crystal is extraordinarily massy and of a dark brown coloring. The presence of side crystals makes the whole piece a real eye-catcher. Admittedly, there is some damage present, gravest of which is a broken side-crystal at the lower left – you can see that in the picture. To compensate for this, there are numerous features I love about this piece, fantastic luster and coloring are just two of those. The internal color-structure of the gwindel is something I have never seen before. A line at the very center of the crystal, similar to a “faden”, is emerging at the bottom and extending to the top, where it expands like a fountain. A rare and impressive piece of nature!

AF31 - Adularia on Pericline - SOLD
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 4.1 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm
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A wonderful piece of pure aesthetics. The combination and proportion that shape this specimen are just gorgeous. Like a mountain hiker carrying his backpack, this sharp and purely white pericline crystal carries the lustrous adularia. The specimen is a floater in outstanding condition!

FA70 - Quartz - SOLD
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Val Russein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.3 x 6.7 x 6.5 cm
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Fantastic quality and a whole variety of pretty details are bringing this piece to life and making it very much appealing! The quartz is of outstanding clarity and purely colorless, which is typical for the region of Cavrein. At the frontside there is some greenish adularia, as well as some rust-brown iron oxide visible, that upvalue the visual impact. Even more to its benefit there is a doubly-terminated quartz crystal lying across the top of this piece. Very appealing indeed!