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Alpine Treasures 34

NW989 - Hessonite with Clinochlore - 650€
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
Size: 4.2 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm
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High quality blood red hessonite crystals with a silvery association of muscovite. The largest crystal has 0,7 cm in diameter and is over very best, sharp quality! I totally love the contrast of the gemmy, sparkling red crystals on the bed of muscovite. The whole piece is without damage and stunningly beautiful!

PA359 - Quartz - 650€
Ginzling, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 8.3 x 6.8 x 3.5 cm
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It's a flawless high quality quartz from the Zillertal that amazes with spectacular brilliance and textbook aesthetics. Both crystals are water-clear, sharp and with splendid luster on all sides. The surface shows some nice structures with some intergrown mica here and there. The main crystal is 3.7 cm thick and accompanied by a second quartz that's 2.1 cm thick. Very nice arrangement and outstanding condition. Even the bottom is fully recrystallized and not broken.

AF163 - Titanite - Sold
Kleinelend valley, Ankogelgruppe, Malta, Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
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This little floater specimen of pericline and chlorite holds a single 1.4 cm titanite crystal. It's a doubly terminated twin crystal of nice olive green color! The whole specimen is in very best condition. The crystal has a hardly discernible ding at the side but both tips are just perfect. Absolutely nice and beautiful!

DE425 - Amethyst Sceptre - Sold
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 3.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
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Very nice sceptre from the Mörchnerkar that shows the characteristic surface structure at the prism faces and very good quality overall! The oversized head is set on a small colorless stem with some mica at the touching point. The purpe color is especially strong at the termination but extends down around half the crystal length. Condition is flawless altogether!

KL193 - Rutile on Chlorite - Sold
Schwarzes Hörndl, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 4.6 x 4 cm
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These shiny red-golden rutile needles are a rare find in the Alps and particularly attractive. In this case the rutile is grown on a black chlorite matrix like golden grass which is not only unique but also extremely appealing! There is no visible damage or anything that would destract from the beauty of this specimen!

FY516 - Amethyst Sceptre - 1500€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 7.2 x 6.5 x 4.6 cm
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The main amethyst sceptre has a total length of 3.5 cm and shows very nice transparent quality. The surface is lustrous, slightly frosted, and with some subltel structure. Quite characteristic for the locale the purple color is limited to the sceptres head where it is especially strong towards the sharp pointed termination. The main crystal is embedded in nice sheets of muscovite and accompanied by quartz side-crystals. This group again is surrounded by the matrix which is a mix of quartz and feldspar with veins of mica.
The classic aesthetics of this specimen accounts for its age. It has been found by Franz Tuma (Oberwart, Burgenland) in Summer 1994 which is documented by a sign at the specimens bottom.

ZN782 - Rutile - Sold
Pfitsch, Wipptal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 11.3 x 7.5 x 4.8 cm
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This old rutile specimen has a remarkable history. It comes with an old label from the University Erlangen (Germany) and a newer one from the private collection of Dr. Reinhard Dallinger (Innsbruck, Austria).
The 2 cm main rutile is set on a matrix of rust-red limonite and beige pericline with some rutile side-crystals here and there. The rutile is free of damage, the pericline is in fine condition as well.

QR6 - Quartz - 550€
Ritterkopf, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 14.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm
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This 14.5 cm single crystal quartz shows dramatic luster and clarity and is virtually perfect from bottom to tip! One of the prism faces has a beautiful growth of pericline, smaller quartz crystals, limonite and hematite which adds much in respect of aesthetics and appeal!

TS630 - Smoky Quartz - 500€
Galmihorn, Münster, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7.8 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm
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Very dark brown color and a dominant massy main crystal define this excellent specimen! That main crystal is 3.5 cm thick, sharp and highly lustrous. The backside is a crystallized contact where the piece detached from the rock. Apart from that contact the piece is in superb condition and super-attractive in person!

NC626 - Titanite on Pericline - Sold
Bruchgraben, Hollersbach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.7 cm
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This specimen is shaped like an axe, made of white pericline and adularia with a blade of green titanite! The titanite is a 2.5 cm twin crystal, sharp and with intensive color. The whole specimen is in excellent condition and totally unique!

IZ022 - Pyrite with Calcite - 850€
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
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Most pyrite crystals from this region are simple in architecture and mostly rather small in size. This cuboctahedral single crystal on the other hand shows strikingly vivid details, almost like the rosette of an iron rose in combination with the structure of stacked galena cubes. The metallic dark brown surface is lustrous, sharp and flawless. On the bottom side, where the pyrite is crystallized as well, it is overgrown with tightly packed books of muscovite. Further to the specimens left you can find a group of white calcite which adds contrast and even more structure to this fine specimen! With a crystal size of 2 cm this is for sure an outstanding Alpine rarity!

AF083 - Adularia and Pericline with Chlorite - 300€
Großer Finagl, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.3 x 9.5 x 6.2 cm
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Adularia, pericline and chlorite are all stacked upon each other on this very attractive, distinctly three-dimensional specimen. The piece was found around 1993 by Gerhard and Hannes Hofer and made it's way to Austrian collectors Karl Podpeskar and Dr. Reinhard Dallinger (both labels are enclosed with the piece). Despite its age the piece lost nothing of its brilliance and is free of any damage. Even the backside is completely crystallized and beautiful. A charming specimen of amazing Alpine character!