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Alpine Treasures 38

BL655 - Skeletal Quartz - 1900€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10 x 5.4 x 5 cm
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This piece impresses with its shape and high quality in equal measure! The quartz is glassy, shows wonderful luster and is in very best condition. It is partly covered with chlorite and small adularia crystals, which makes it even more attractive and naturally appealing!
An amazing specimen that, as a complete floater, is crystallized and well shaped all around as you can best see in our video!

AY461 - Fluorite - 450€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
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One single fluorite cube of dark purple color is set on a contrasting and sparkling shard of quartz covered barite which again is set on a piece of limestone matrix. The fluorite is sharp and well defined with a silky surface. A patch on the front face is contacted, not freshly broken. Apart from that it's flawless. A highly aesthetic and lovely specimen!

UM865 - Quartz Phantom - Sold
Hocharn, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 34.5 x 9.3 x 6.4 cm
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Enormous size, quality and also the almost flawless condition are unique on this dramatic crystal! It is an alpine rock that you can hardly get enough of: The crystal is clear and shiny from bottom to top. While it is largely transparent at the bottom, increasingly vivid chlorite inclusions come into play further up, making the crystal extraordinarily beautiful and appealing. In the upper quarter, the beautiful and multi-layered phantom is clearly visible, almost like in a polished gemstone. You can see this in the pictures above, but the entire specimen is far more impressive in real life than pictures could ever convey. We have made a hand-held video for this crystal, in which you can see the inner workings of the quartz very nicely.
The tip is a bit rough, but not damaged and finely crystallized. Further down, there are occasional associations with smaller quartz or chlorite, but only very minimal damage, which is impressive and almost unbelievable for a piece of this dimension! Even the underside is not broken but completely crystallized, as you can see in the third picture.
It's hard to imagine what it means to discover and recover such a specimen in a chasm! The vivid and natural beauty of this crystal is absolutely impressive and is taken to a whole new level here by its monumental size.

WK246 - Quartz - Sold
Kleines Fleißtal, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 22 x 11.3 x 7.4 cm
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It is a large natural landscape-type of specimen that strikes with very strong contrast and a lovely composition. Yellow shining quartz is perched on a matrix that is covered in brown siderite, creme colore pericline and some snow white quartz microcrystals. The largest quartz that stands out on the top is 5 cm long, glassy, sharp and undamaged. All over the condition is very good although not quite perfect. Some broken smaller crystals are visible though not quite significant on a large and natural piece like this.

KJ806 - Quartz - 140€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.3 x 2.4 x 2 cm
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It is simply impossible to capture the beauty of this single crystal quartz on a picture. You always see the rough backside through the completely limpid and immensely lustrous crystal which makes it look like the front was rough as well. But, as you can better see in our video or even better in person, the front is absolutely top notch quality and there is not a single scratch on this crystal! The backside is intergrown with quartz and rutile micro-crystals which is beautiful as well. An absolutely lovely crystal that gets better the more you look at it!

MD844 - Hematite with Rutile and Quartz - Sold
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.7 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm
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The main hematite on this matrix specimen sits attractively and dominantly in the very center and is accompanied by crystal clear quartz which is partly intergrown with smaller hematite plates. Some of those hematite plates are broken, but which is hardly noticeable.
The main crystal on the other side is in fantastic condition. With a size of 3.4 cm, it is really remarkable. It is sharp-edged, highly lustrous and richly studded with fiery red rutile crystals. A highly aesthetic piece from the famous Cavradi gorge.

HC941 - Quartz - 950€
Turbenalp, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7.2 x 4.6 x 4 cm
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This is a pristine and aesthetic group of crystal clear and highly lustrous quartz crystals in almost perfect condition. Only the leftmost crystal is damaged at the tip, but this is in fact not visible from the front. The quartz group sits asymmetrically on a silver shimmering piece of matrix and is accompanied by a small calcite crystal. Amazingly beautiful in person!

NL374 - Titanite - 680€
Kristallwand, Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 5.4 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm
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Typical for this site, the crystals on this piece have a reddish brown color, which is particularly nice in the glassy crystals! It is a very natural piece of matrix that is covered on both sides with adular microcrystals. There's a whole lot of brown titanites on the front, with a single larger main crystal standing out prominently! Very attractive in person!

KM362 - Skeletal Quartz - 450€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.3 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm
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A lovely high quality skeletal quartz that shows beautifully structured surface with brilliant luster, especially on the front! The crystal body itself is completely water-clear. Only near the backside are some chlorite inclusions which look beautiful when looked upon from the front and through the glassy crystal. The whole specimen is virtually flawless with a crystallized bottom.

NC187 - Schorl - 150€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm
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Perfect thumbnail size and lovely thumbnail aesthetics! The specimen shows a distinctive upright sculpture of interlocked schorl needles, set on a piece of feldspar/mica matrix. There appears to be no damage here. Small needles might be broken here or there which would be hard to discern, but honestly, everything looks great!

MB048 - Pyrite - 150€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4 x 2.1 x 2 cm
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One single pyrite crystal with a nice rust-brown patina is set on a white matrix on a silvery chlorite bed. The contrast here is stunningly beautiful and there is no damage at all!

QA073 - Quartz - Sold
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm
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This brilliant and sparkling shard of quartz is a complete floater with only minimal and hard to notice abrasions. The quartz is transparent, complex and lustrous on front and backside. Some chlorite and limonite add a spark of life to this sharp and sweeping sculpture!