This specimen has the best aesthetics you can look for. The crystal of this specimen has a remarkable size of 1.2 x 1.2cm and is 0.5cm thick. There is some very tiny edge wear on the back of the crystal, but this does not detract the specimen at all and is not visible from the front side.
What a beautiful closed gwindel from France! This is the first specimen of this kind which I have got, and it is not from Switzerland. It has a very nice coating of chlorite, what looks very nice in person and highlights the special shape even more. Except for the bottom it is completely free of damage. For a gwindel of this type, the size is really good. A gwindel of this caliber is very hard to get and a perfect fit for everybody who is looking for quartzes and alpine minerals.
A gorgeous combination of a regular smoky quartz and a very good gwindel from the recent find made this summer in Val Giuv. This specimen has a very good color, luster and is in a very good condition all around. Also the bottom side which is not visible on the photos is crystallized very well with a clear surface.
This is a very nice combination of sparkling calcite and Arsenopyrite! Also the bootom side of the matrix is well crystallized with small calcites. Perfect all around!
Many crystals of very good quality, up to 1.5 cm in size, are well-placed on the very typical matrix for this locale. On this specimen you find both, demantoide and also topazolite, what is visible through the difference in color. Much better in person!
Another very nice group!
Another beautiful fluorite in combination with well crystals of quartz!
This fluorite is pretty untypical for the location and actually I was surprised when I saw it the first time. Though, I had no other idea on my own! I got this in trade from Martin Gruell, a well-known and educated collector of fluorites in Austria, who has confirmd the location. It has great aesthetics and shows very intense purple color under lights! Except a small contact, it is pristine all around!
This crystal shows a beautiful termination, is grown into some matrix on the bottom, and looks very nice with the small "side car" crystal aside. All in all, this is a marvelous specimen of high quality. No significant damage is present. There are just two very clear small cleavage faces on the bottom side, one on each crystal.
This is an impressive rutile with a very good size and form, situated very well on a matrix of quartz. It comes from the famous Rauris Valley and is untypical big in comparison to others I have seen in the past. Some small chlorite is attached at the side, giving the specimen well known alpine character. A perfect fit for every alpine collection!
A group of very nice crystals on the top of this piece is making this fabulous aesthetics! The crystals have a lenght up to 1.2cm on edge. The piece is in a very good condition over all!
The Weisseck area is well-known for producing fluorites with good quality for the last years. This specimen comes from a special pocket found some years ago. Most of the bigger specimens I have seen are broken or trimmed on the back side, but this specimen is alos fully crystallized at the back. As the group is pretty thin, it does not need as much light as the bigger crystals, to show the very intense purple color. Currently in the A. Watzl Sr. collection.