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Alpine Treasures 39

SE634 - Fluorite - 850€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.9 x 8.9 x 4.5 cm
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The piece is composed of nested cubic fluorites with an intense purple color which makes for very nice aesthetics. The crystals are relatively dark but translucent. The surface is velvety matt and largely undamaged. Contacts can only be seen at the edges. Especially around the top, however, the crystals are nicely formed and complete.
If you shine a strong light into the crystal at the very top, you can see an excellent phatom. Deep purple on the inside, then a greenish zone, delicate purple on the outside. Absolutely beautiful! The backside is covered in white calcites, as can be seen on the video.

AC917 - Quartz with Pericline - 135€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.6 x 3.5 x 2.9 cm
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A lovely quartz crystal with pericline association! Quality here is really stunning. The crystal is transparent and highly lustrous and has a sharp and flawless chisel-tip termination. As you can see in the picture there are some internal cracks but the surface is undamaged and fine. The pericline at the base makes for a lovely picture and is also in superb condition!

LK679 - Quartz - 3600€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 12.7 x 6.4 x 5.4 cm
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The quartz on this sweeping golden specimen is completely flawless. It has sharp pointed or chisel-tip terminations over straight prismatic crystals of best glassy quality! The iron oxide that covers parts of the matrix adds the warm color to the otherwise colorless water-clear crystals. The quartz crystals stand out from the matrix in all different directions which makes this a vividly three-dimensional rock of gorgeous appeal!

NF880 - Pyrite with Calcite - Sold
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 25.5 x 8.7 x 6.8 cm
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This is a fantastic and unique masterpiece of natural art!
A pyrite group sits in the center of a lively floater specimen of calcite and chlorite with an spectacular total size of 25.5 cm! The pyrite group itself has a size of 5 x 3.5 cm and consists of nested pyrites that have a characteristic and wonderfully appealing reddish-brown patina. Due to this coloring, the pyrite clearly stands out from the matrix without effort! The matrix is a beautiful natural landscape of white calcite and greenish shimmering chlorite with some rutiles in between. All is in outstanding condition and crystallized all around! This piece even stands perfectly on its own without the need of a base.
Hans Fleißner from Carinthia found the excellent piece in extremely difficult, steeply sloping and highly rockfall-prone walls of the rear Anlauftal.

XB992 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - Sold
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
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As a complete floater, this specimen is crystallized on all sides and free of any damage. The gwindel at the center is 3.2 cm broad and nicely developed. The surface is somewhat chloritized which adds this nice natural Alpine character. I particularly like the matrix which is in fact a chain of interlocked smoky quartz crystals that carries the gwindel like a floating island would carry a passenger. You can better see the three dimensional composition in our video!

HS915 - Quartz with Adularia - 300€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.1 x 3.4 x 2.9 cm
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A lovely quartz on adularia that features a 5 cm long glassy and flawless quartz. The crystal stands out from a nicely crystallized piece of matrix that is a mix of adularia, quartz and some orange limonite. Lovely aesthetics and splendid quality are fit together here as you can also see in our video!

CQ342 - Quartz - 400€
Elfer, Hüttschlag, St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.5 x 8.6 x 5 cm
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This piece from a rare find near Hüttschlag has a sweeping crown-like aesthetics and a very good size. I love how the glassy and lustrous quartz has some chlorite inclusions which add an attractive green color to some parts while others stay colorless. The picture was taken in the evening sun which beautifully emphasises the appealing color.
The whole piece is in very best condition. Even the underside is crystallized! It’s an amazingly beautiful piece in person!

YM671 - Schorl - 650€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.7 x 5 x 4.9 cm
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A piece of well crystallized translucent adularia holds a single stack of black tourmaline needles. This stack itself has a size of 3.4 x 2.6 cm and is a wild construct of hundreds of crystals. It is intergrown with some adularia micro-crystals but is mostly pure schorl with no real damage. If you look very closely it is amazing how most of those thin crystals actually have terminations. Only very few are broken but that's hardly visible and unavoidable anyway. Overall a distinctive specimen in outstanding condition.

KD280 - Pyrite - 270€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
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A single octahedral pyrite crystal with a nice rust-brown patina and some associated white feldspar. The octahedron is somewhat irregularly grown but there is not damage or contacts here. Have a look on our video for a full 360° look on this fine specimen!

OR116 - Fluorite - 4700€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 13.1 x 9.5 x 3.9 cm
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This fine matrix specimen features a central main fluorite cluster and several smaller fluorites distributed over the sparkling white feldspar rich matrix. The main cluster has a diameter of 3.6 cm and is absolutely amazing! It consists of three interlocked octahedral fluorites with brilliant transparency and luster. The color is an intensive pink with some purple on the edges of the highly structured and detailed fluorites! There is no damage at all here. Also the side crystals are flawless. If you are looking for a matrix specimen of Swiss fluorite, then have a close look on this one!

GJ443 - Pericline with Quartz - Sold
Maschingraben, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 20 x 15 x 11.5 cm
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What makes the piece outstanding is certainly the massive size of 20 cm with individual crystals reaching incredible 6.6 cm long and 2.3 cm thick! A rich assembly of those large and impressive crystals dominates this specimen, accompanied only by some smaller quartz. The periclines are perfectly developed, lustrous and with an excellent porcelain-like quality. This is honestly an outstanding specimen as we have hardly seen before! Some of the crystals were broken during growth but are fully re-crystallized. Other than that this piece is all complete and undamaged, even on the underside. A marvelous specimen of dramatic size from a lesser known part of the Rauris valley, the Maschingraben.

KI255 - Quartz - Sold
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 5.3 x 4.6 cm
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This is a fine doubly terminated glassy quartz with association of smaller quartz, calcite and feldspar on a rock matrix. The specimen is in very best condition all around with superb interlocked quartz on a matrix that is crystallized with feldspar micro-crystals on all sides.