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FA120 - Quartz - SOLD
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.5 x 6.1 x 3 cm
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Clear as water and lustrous like a jewel. This quartz specimen is remarkably lively with side crystals, iron oxide coating and matrix rests at its side. It is in very good condition with only some edgewear and older, rehealed breaks but completely crystallized at the bottom. Beautifully composed and of striking quality this is a remarkable and impressive quartz from Rauris, reasonable priced.

OK32 - Adularia - SOLD
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 15.8 x 10.2 x 5.8 cm
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A classic specimen of Alpine adularia tightly packed on a matrix plate. The crystals reach a size of around 3 cm and are translucent white with a silky shimmer. The piece is in overall good condition with only peripheral issues. The backside is crystallized as well and shows small adularia, pericline, hematite and even fine rutile needles. A fine specimen of typical Alpine character.

FA63 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
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The color of this amethyst cluster is very nice! It is in a very good condition with no important damage. Some small mica is attached, what is a very nice accent to the amethyst.

RK18 - Quartz Sceptre - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 4.6 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm
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I especially like the aesthetics of this specimen. The completely sharp and clear scepter-head sits on a milky quartz body that’s accompanied by a piece of matrix. Very nice and, despite some edge-wear, in very good condition. To be honest, it’s pleasant to see this clear, colorless quartz scepter of perfect aesthetics, as the vast majority of scepters are amethyst. A real treasure for any Alpine mineral collection!

WA70 - Quartz with Calcite - SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 8.1 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
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Okay, it is only quartz and calcite, but the aesthetics of this piece is definitely lovely and worth a closer look! Snow-white quartz of characteristic Dal'negorsk growth pattern and sparklingly lustrous carries a backpack of light brown, rhombohedral calcite. A catchy outline and stark contrast defines this attractive specimen that is in very fine condition and beautiful on both, front and backside.

PT4 - Titanite - SOLD
Bruchgraben, Hollersbach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 12 x 7.7 x 4.3 cm
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Found in the early 90s this piece lost nothing of its fascinating charm! High class titanite of intensive forest green color, bright luster and sharp crystallization are nicely arranged on a beautiful landscape of white feldspar and white to grey calcite, surrounding the picture. The green color strongly contrast on the monochrom background emphasizing the slender gemmy crystals the largest of which is 1.8 cm long. This is a dramatic piece of stunning beauty and highest possible crystal quality!

AT59 - Hematite on Adularia - SOLD
Pizzo Lucendro, St. Gotthard Massiv, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 3 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
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The hematite on this piece is of the best quality you can look for! It has mirrow like luster and is perfect all around. The contrast of the metallic hematite to the white matrix of small adularias is very well. It is perfectly situated on the top of the matrix showing a great aesthetics.

RK155 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pyingyi Taung (Pyin Gyi Taung), Male, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 7.1 x 6.9 x 3.7 cm
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WOW! Actually there is not much to say, as the picture speaks for itself here. But just to mention some words after recover one's breath! Perfect textbook aesthetics and an absolutely rare combination of several single isolated rubellite crystals on a matrix of quartz, mica, orthoclase and cleavelandite make this an outstanding piece of unique character. Every single crystal on this specimen is in flawless condition and of gemmy quality. Just one small contact is to be mentioned on the crystal to the right. I love this piece as I exactly know how hard it is to get a tourmaline of such beauty, and especially one in such exceptional quality and condition. For a better view please watch the video!

IX22 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Winterstock, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.1 x 5.3 x 4.5 cm
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Pristine smoky quartz crystals on a white contrasting matrix shape this absolutely marvellous piece. The quartz is just alltogether stunning: Completely limpid, "wet-look" lustrous and razor sharp. The condition is just perfect all around. The whole area of Göscheneralp is commonly known for its very fine pink fluorite specimens but obviously also some great smoky quartz has been found. A small cabinet piece of exceptional quality and beautiful aesthetics!

FA228 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Planggenstock, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.8 x 5.5 x 4.4 cm
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The gwindel is coming out of the quartz right in the perfect angle to get this stunning aesthetics. It is very well crystallized all around and except some contacts on the regular quartz no damage is present!

ST3 - Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 14 x 7.6 x 6.4 cm
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A great am massy amethyst specimen as is rare for the locale of Mörchnerkar, Austria. The whole crystal is impressively well developed with beautiful stepped growth on all sides. The many faces prevent a look to the transparent inner crystal body but fortunately the smooth terminal faces make good for that. The purple amethyst color is only visible at the termination, the rest is mostly colorless quartz. This is an absolutely dramatic piece in overall well condition with a re-crystallized bottom. Unfortunately the termination as well as a few spots on the sides are damaged which well reduces the price on this otherwise great piece. A worthy specimen for any collector who is willing to trade 10% perfection for 100 % natural Alpine beauty!

HW13 - Amethyst - SOLD
Maissau, Waldviertel, Lower Austria, Austria
Size: 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
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Sure, this piece needs strong light from the back to reveal its beautiful color but when provided, the deeply purple color is totally stunning. The crystal is sharp and well at the front but has obvious damage at the backside. Still, this is a worthy little specimen for the locale that strikes with dark, radiating color!