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FA224 - Demantoid - SOLD
Malenco Valley, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 7.4 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm
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Val Malenco in Italy is the classic locality for demantoides in the world. It produced a lot of good specimens in the past. However, today it has become very difficult to find anys on the market, as all disappeared over the years. This is a remarkable specimen with many crystals of high quality on it. The color is bright green with a hint of yellow, depenidng on the light. It is in a very good condition and free of damage!

AT52 - Fluorite - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 2 cm

Like ripe grapes, these fluorite crystals let your mouth water! Miraculous color and outstanding shape combine for a real Alpine treasure!

FA223 - Hematite with Rutile on Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 5 x 4.9 cm
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A striking combination of limpid colorless quartz on matrix, accompanied by several large and thick hematite plates, jeweled with bright red rutile crystals. This piece is all aesthetic and of high quality. The hematite is up to 2.4 cm in diameter and staggering 0.4 cm thick, holds great metallic luster and sharp, chisel-like edges. A great combination piece, crystallized all around, though contacted at the bottom, free of any fresh damage. Very 3-dimensional and highly attractive!

ST8 - Titanite - SOLD
Stubachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm
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This is an outstanding titanite specimen of unusually fine apple green color that is perfectly well defined and simply large. The crystal is 3.9 cm long and 0.85 cm thick with twinned growth! While the surface is mostly frosted, there are some lustrous parts as well that provide a good look into the translucent to transparent crystal body. The crystal horizontally lies across a smaller side crystal which makes for real textbook aesthetics and presents the main titanite as a 360° perfectly developed show piece! Absolutely remarkable and exceedingly rare in quality, color and appearance!

RK43 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Aletschgletscher, Berner Alpen, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 19.3 x 13.7 x 8.5 cm
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To get a gwindel of this calibre on matrix is almost impossible! Most are single, or in combination with quartz, but not on matrix. It is very interesting to see the adularia covered by chlorite, while the quartz is highly lustrous and clean. The whole specimen is well crystalized and of high quality, what also includes the bottom side. The small quartz crystals on the right side are giving the specimen a unique character, looking much more then a singel gwindel on matrix. The gwindel is sharp, very gemmy and free of damage. Only a small contact at the lift side is present, but this is not visible from the front because it is on the bottom side and acceptable therefore. Over all, this is a beautiful piece and a perfect fit for the advanced collector!

BL46 - Fluorite - SOLD
Steinbruch Rehrl, Vorderkrimml, Wald im Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.9 x 8.8 x 6.4 cm
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It’s the color! Straight away, if you are searching for an Alpine fluorite with fantastically bright blue color and perfect aesthetics, you are at the end of your quest. We luckily got this distinctly 3-dimensional, outstanding specimen from an old German collection, where it used to be a central part and a real eye-catcher. As newer finds in Krimml not nearly have the same quality and crystal size, it is truly hard to find a matching specimen, free of damage and plainly beautiful. We are happy to present this wonderful fluorite. Don’t let this chance slip!

FA114 - Apatite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 4.1 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm
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This apatite comes from a pocket which was found around 8 years ago. It is a floater all around and rich of terminations, what is highly appreciated by collectors. Very nice in person!

MG31 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.2 x 4 x 1.7 cm
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This is a perfect floater without any damage. The distinctive "V"-shape provides this tourmaline with a unique look that is underlined by brilliant colors and luster. The main body is a fresh green with a change to red in the final thin layer. A striking piece of unique character.

IX9 - Scheelite - SOLD
Laperwitz-Kees, Glocknergruppe, Kals, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 6.4 x 5.8 x 5.6 cm
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This piece is out of an older find from the late 60s or early 70s. Laperwitz-Kees ("Kees" is an old Alpine term for "glacier") is known for its occurance of fine scheelite specimen but also for rutile and titanite. This specimen shows sharp crystal faces at the front, the back is either weathered or contacted, but not damaged at all. The crystal is translucent with a yellow to pale orange color. A great Alpine scheelite specimen, exceptionally large and in perfect condition!

AA16 - Quartz - SOLD
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 11.7 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm
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The quality of this crystal is amazingly good. It is translucent, highly lustrous and pristine all around. It has the typical "tessiner style", which is well known for this area. At the lower side it is grwon into some calcite, why it more appears like a matrix piece then just a single crystal.

AA20 - Rutile - SOLD
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
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The most special thing about this piece is its size. The 2.4 cm long crystal is actually a knee-twin with a deep proustite-red color and distinct striation. The backside is covered in yellow mica crystals. Sharp and beautiful, this single crystal of rutile literally stands out!

MG21 - Liddicoatite with Quartz - SOLD
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.2 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
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Massive, straight and with a very catchy, triangular termination this is an exceptionally fine piece in person. It's actually hard to decide which side to take as the main view as this piece has no obvious backside. As a decision aid there is a single quartz crystal on one side that it is not visible on the picture but well so in the video. The crystal is flawless and elegant all around.