Blue aragonite from the Austrian Alps is a highly desired variety and usually is found at the fabous Styrian Erzberg. Even rarer is this specimen form St. Gertraudi, famous for copper minerals like azurite. It is a very showy piece with unusual blocky crystals of lovely baby-blue color. The periphery is broken but all crystals on the main display are in great condition. The specimens backside resembles a gravel field and is all natural. Very unusual in shape and exceedingly rare for the locale!
A single smoky quartz that's pracitcally flawless with a completely crystallized base and only a minimal Wilbur at the tip. The crystal is clear with intensive smoky color and very good luster on all sides. The termination shows some chlorite but is still lustrous and at least partly transparent. Two smaller side crystals are attached to the crystals backside. This is a dominant smoky quartz specimen of good quality and no downsides!
This is a first class specimen of Alpine amethyst, developed as a cluster of scepters that show absolutely best purple color! The crystals are sharp and extremely lustrous, glassy and virtually flawless. Only some minor chips are visible but not significant on an important piece like this. Bottom and backside are contacted but not damaged. The incredible color and luster of this specimen are best visible in our video!
Rather massive, perfectly developed, glassy and with a lovely purple tinge! This is an outstanding apatite specimen from the Austrian Alps that shows no damage at all. Even the bottom is re-crystallized and not damaged. This sure is an important piece for the locale due to its size and quality. Some small white adularia sticks to the side of the apatite, associated with some muscovite. Nice and classy but totally exceptional and rare with no downsides!
Sharp, glassy and with hundreds and hundreds of mirroring faces this specimen appeares as an ivory tower of pristine quality! The piece is crystallized all over with some limonite covering the sharp bottom termination. The tip is a scepter that is completely gemmy with best luster and not the slightest chip. A rare beauty of unique shape, flawless crystallization and absolutely best quality!
No picture and no video can show you the full beauty of this specimen!
Best quality meets a wonderful 3-dimensional shape, amplified by so many little details! The smoky quartz has marvelous brown color in totally clear and glassy crystals, all covered in smooth surfaces of best wet-look luster. All terminations are unharmed and even the periphery shows no damage whatsoever. The underside is crystallized with quartz and chlorite, making this a complete floater-specimen. Absolutely gorgeous in person and in perfect condition!
An unusually rich paragenesis from the Knappenwand that shows a well balanced composition of epidote and albite in combination with some apatite and byssolite. The epidote comes in two generations, a grass-green coating of sparkling micro-crystals that covers around half of the rocks surface and a second generation of larger crystals, characteristic for Knappenwand specimens. This epidote stands in contrast to the snow-white adularia that forms cloud-like clusters on the specimens upper half. Small apatite crystals up to 0.5 cm in diameter are distributed between the epidote. This rock is naturally broken and shows us a paragenesis thats very much characteristic for the locale, yet surprisingly rich and detailed!
A sculpturesque specimen of water-clear quartz on matrix. Doubly terminated crystals of excellent quality are 3-dimensionally arranged and protrude from the matrix in every possible direction. At the top a single flawless crystal looms up and dominates the aesthetics of the whole specimen. The crystal shows an unusual habit with a slight twist but which resembles not a gwindel but parallel grown crystals that are twisted along the c-axis. And this unusual crystal couldn't be more prominent, sitting atop such a brilliant specimen, showing best luster and clarity all over! An absolute highlight of Alpine quartz, and you will be positively surprised when unpacking this at home!
An excellent, sharp and gemmy single titanite crystal of brown color is prominently situated on a sparkling piece of white and grey matrix. The crystal is flawless and of very best quality!
Brown titanite from the Alps is by far more rare than the green variety and especially when it comes to this kind of outstanding quality, the air is getting VERY thin! Perfect aesthetics meets best crystal quality!
White stocky quartz crystals are clustered to form this sparkling floater specimen. The quartz is mostly glassy and transparent with superb luster and very little edgewear. The bottom side is equally nice with smaller crystals but therefor additional white adularia, tiny hematite and even at some spots some titanite, which is a totally characteristic association for the locale. Elegant and appealing in person!
Dramatic in size and shape, this is a very dominant epidote crystal with a 4.7 cm broad lustrous front face! The termination is chisel-shaped and all flawless, though a little dissolved. Further down there are broken crystals but which are very old and completely re-healed, as is the bottom of this spectacular piece. Due to the thickness of the crystal it's very hard to get any color and only in strong and direct backlight the emerald green is revealed at the edges. This is an old classic in best condition and of amazing size and appearance!
Two lovely amethyst scepters with "windows" on the pyramidal faces are sitting on a small pice of matrix like a pair of mushrooms. Highly aesthetic and of very good quality with hardly any visible damage. An appealing small cabinet piece with glassy crystals, faint but visible amethyst color and appealing composition!