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Alpine Treasures 36

XN879 - Hematite with Rutile and Quartz - 4900€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.1 x 3.4 x 2 cm
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However you look at this magnificent specimen, it is dominated by the sharp, thick, metallic blocks of hematite! There are a rich number of them, all in fantastic shape and condition. Those bright hematites are studded with small but fire red rutile crystals which is characteristic for Cavradi although they are particularly abundant on this specimen! The hematite cluster is set on a small piece of matrix with accompanying clear quartz. Just enough to have some diversion without diluting the importance of the hematite! A jewel of uttermost perfection!

HE683 - Quartz - 2400€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 12.5 x 8.5 x 6.6 cm
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An absolutely gorgeous large cabinet sized white quartz specimen from Val Cavrein! It features one stocky, very well developed main crystal on a lovely floater cluster of interlocked quartz. The quality is totally pristine and without even the smallest abrasions, contacts or damage. The underside is completely crystallized! The main crystal has an internal crack which doesn’t reach the surface but nicely refelcts the light in a silvery way. The first picture was taken in the morning sun which magnifies the elegant and marvelous quartz!

UM882 - Pyrite - 1450€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
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This specimen is highly appealing not only because of the well crystallized pyrite aggregate that really has no damage anywhere around, but also because of the very well balanced piece of matrix with chlorite that supports the main pyrite. Nice rust brown iron oxide patina and good luster makes this a charming Alpine pyrite. The matrix is a mix of feldspar and chlorite and is crystallized on all sides including the bottom. Absolutely stunning aesthetics on this classic specimen!

HL323 - Quartz - 280€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.4 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm
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This quartz shows best wet-look luster all around, it is glassy, sharp and flawless. A smaller side crystals adds much to the overall aesthetics! At the base, especially on the backside where there is a contacted zone, you can find some rutile in a sagenite grid. As you look closer on that rutile you will discover individual needles not only near the bottom but also further up along the surface. A lovely detail on this already stunning specimen!

NL573 - Anatase - 670€
Crapteig, Thusis, Domleschg, Hinterrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 3.1 x 3 x 2.6 cm
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A single 8 mm long anatase crystal is set on a limonite/feldspar/quartz matrix. The anatase is of bi-pyramidal shape with both ends freely visible. The piece comes with a note, saying it was found around 1970 by Jakob Steger.

WY164 - Smoky Quartz - 1600€
Furka pass area, Urseren, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.4 x 5.6 x 4.1 cm
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Highest crystal quality, striking aesthetics and perfect condition all come together on this breathtaking smoky quartz! The specimen is a perfect floater, completely crystallized at the bottom. Main crystal and side crystal are both sharp and flawless. With a loupe you can see that the tips are slightly rough but not damaged.
Dark brown color, wonderful luster and great clarity with only some internal cracks towards the termination but nothing that reaches the surface. The aesthetics is really just ideal with a dominant main crystal and a smaller supporting side crystal.

IX692 - Quartz Gwindel - 5700€
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 10.1 x 6.6 x 2.8 cm
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This exceptional and formidable smoky quartz specimen unites three gwindels on one piece which is something I honestly haven’t seen before! All three gwindels are of very similar shape, size and quality and are arranged among other smoky quartz crystals to compose this unique specimen. The quartz is transparent with a nice smoky color. The surface is lustrous, well structured and has hardly any abrasions at all. The bottom is not broken but fully crystallized with small quartz and even some feldspar. This is certainly a unique specimen of exceptional beauty and mineralogical importance!

MV618 - Pyrite - 475€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.4 x 4 x 2.9 cm
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A massive cluster of pyrite with a nice rust-brown patina. The pyrite is undamaged with a contact on the backside that is partially encrusted with chlorite and specks of white feldspar.

MX173 - Quartz with Pericline - 2200€
Hocharn, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.6 x 8.1 x 5.5 cm
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One well defined main crystal stands among an attractive three-dimensional group of side-crystals and some white pericline. The quality of this specimen is quite spectacular with water-clear quartz, brilliant luster and perfectly flawless crystals. Even the bottom is completely crystallized. The longer you look on this outstanding specimen the more you fall in love with its amazing beauty, the exceptional quality and its abundance of lovely details! Have a look on our video for a better impression on the appealing composition and striking quality!

UV258 - Quartz - 1450€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 9.3 x 5.7 x 5 cm
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A single quartz crystal, clear like an icicle and sharp like glass! The flattened tessing habit crystal shows really just amazing quality with best wet-look luster on front and backside as well. It is associated with a cluster of schist matrix covered in quartz. The main crystal has a small damage at the lower backside but apart from that it is flawless right up to the sharp chisel-tip termination!

ZZ146 - Smoky Quartz - 850€
Piz Cavardiras, Disentis, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.1 x 6.3 x 3.6 cm
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The main crystal on this attractive matrix specimen is 5.5 cm long, sharp and exceptionally lustrous. It is accompanied by a number of equally good side crystals on a white feldspar matrix. Very aesthetic and in overall best condition!

QE994 - Quartz - 1350€
Maderanertal, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.4 x 7 x 6.3 cm
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Golden orange iron oxide coating on the matrix radiates its warm color throughout this whole specimen! The glassy high quality quartz crystals themselves are colorless but especially close to the matrix the color gets increasingly strong! The largest crystal is close to 5 cm long with a diameter of 2.4 cm and it is sharp and brilliant. All crystals are in superb condition and of best quality. This is a very natural specimen with a classic appeal!