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Alpine Treasures 16


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KB67 - Quartz - 2000€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 15 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm
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Vibrant, 3-dimensional and of dramatic size!
This is a distinctive and highly aesthetic quartz specimen from the Rauris Valley that shows fantastic quality and a very lively, untamed appearance. The quartz is to the largest part limpid with best luster. It is a combination of several doubly terminated crystals that are connected in unusual angles.


FB3 - Hematite - 1100€
Pizzo Lucendro, St. Gotthard Massiv, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.4 cm
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This is completely marvellous in person! It is a floater specimen with absolutely no damage at all!
Both front and backside show lovely structured hematite petals to the hundreds which creates a vivid sparkling effect. Most of the metallic faces show some chloritization but not as much as to prevent the luster from shining! Some white adularia near the bottom adds a nice contrast without taking away from the classy appearance of this piece.
I love it and you will love it too!


KB65 - Titanite - 2900€
Amertal, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
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Wow, what a fantastic green titanite! This crystal is all gemmy and marvellously lustrous with a deep mossy green color. The main crystal is incredibly thick, around 1.2 cm(!), and shows a smaller twin crystal at the backside. There is no damage visible, only some rough edges. The bottom is contacted but not freshly broken. A rare jewel without any downsides!


FJ35 - Skeletal Quartz on Adularia - 3500€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 22 x 11.8 x 6 cm
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A fantastic combination of a large, water clear skeletal quartz on a snow white adularia matrix. The whole thing is a floater and undamaged all around. I actually find both the front and the back absolutely beautiful, with a different character but matching quality. The quartz is all perfect, nicely skeletallized and shows some, but very little, chlorite. The adularia is sharp, translucent white and also associated with chlorite. Between the gaps you will also find some minimal green titanite which even more emphasizes the Alpine character of this exceptional piece. Best quality meets unbeatable, unique aesthetics!


SL46 - Fluorite - 120€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 5 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
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A glassy foater specimen of etched fluorite from Italy. The surface is frosted but smooth enough to let you see inside the clear crystal. It is free of any damage and shows a greenish tinge. Very appealing in person!


BL56 - Hematite with Quartz - 1950€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graub√ľnden, Switzerland
Size: 5.8 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm
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Sparkling and contrasting, mirroring and sharp, classy and dashy! This combination of jet-black hematite, glassy quartz and some fire-red rutile is just fantastic in person! Like a nest the brilliant, clear quartz crystals are arranged around the mirroring hematite plates. The hematite is up to 2.7 cm in diameter and completely flawless. Tiny red rutile, a little over 2 mm in length, are typical for the locale. A highly attractive piece of best quality that is simply timeless!


SO112 - Wulfenite - 975€
Stefanie Mine, Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnsiche Alpen, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 5.1 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm
 
 
 

What a beautiful wulfenite from Bleiberg, Austria. This is an exceptional group of wulfenites, perfectly situated on the top of the matrix. The crystals have a bright orange color, great luster and sharpness. It is free of damage, except one small broken crystal in the middle of the crowd, what does not really detract the beauty of this specimen at all. To get a good wulfenite from this locale has become very difficult in the past, so I was very lucky to get this piece.


RK270 - Quartz - 110€
Greina pass area, Camadra Valley, Blenio Valley, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 8.6 x 3.4 x 3 cm
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This whole piece looks a bit rough with inclusions, contacts and growth irregularities. But then there is so much to see and appreciate! Especially the upper part is highly lustrous, clear and sharply terminated (with a very small ding). At the inside you see colorful inclusions from grey to orange, yellow and red. As you can see in our video, this is a great piece to look at with vibrant inner life and great luster!


XY48 - Quartz with Pericline - 600€
Cavagnoli glacier, Bavona Valley, Maggia Valley, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
Size: 14.5 x 10.7 x 5.6 cm
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An Alpine wonderland that is naturally composed of white adularia, metallic black hematite, silvery sparkling muscovite and a 4.8 cm tessin habit smoky quartz that prominently protrudes from the top. There is no damage to speak of, the backside seem naturally broken. As you can very well see in our video, this paragenesis appeares very lively and is a perfect manifestation of classic Alpine character!


BL59 - Quartz - 1800€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 18.8 x 9 x 8.6 cm
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Thick and glassy, sparkling and dominant, this impressive quartz specimen from Felbertal is absolutely amazing! The main crystal, over 18 cm long and 7.4 cm in diameter, is of best quality with a completely glassy upper half, sharp edges and great weet-look luster. The backside is contacted - though perfectly re-crystallized - and in some parts covered in beautiful dark green chlorite as is characteristic for the locale. The whole piece is in excellent condition with only some insignificant edgewear. A marvelous quartz specimen, large and impressive!


KA24 - Wulfenite - 550€
Stefanie Mine, Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnsiche Alpen, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 9.7 x 8.5 x 4.9 cm
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This specimen from the classic Sefanie Mine, where wulfenite has been described in 1785 for the very first time, shows a rock surface that is spread with single isolated, brilliant wulfenite crystals. The tabular crystals are of bright luster, translucent to even transparent and in perfect condition. The largest crystal is 1.1 cm on edge, the others reach around 0.6 cm. A piece of highest crystal quality from the "Herbertschachtscholle" that is surprisingly intact and appealingly natural!


TA33 - Quartz - SOLD
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm
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A complete floater, etched on all sides to an extend that leaves no indication of the original crystallisation. The quartz is absolutely brilliant, water-clear and with an evenly frosted surface. It is in great condition with only one tiny chip at the tip that is not at all visible from the front and only apparent with the loupe. This is a real marvel that impresses not with size but with pure lovely aesthetics!



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