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Alpine Treasures 40

PE876 - Hematite - 3100€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.3 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
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The arrangement of the hematite plates on this specimen is rather unique and fascinating. One flat plate behind the other, like a spinal column. The crystals are sharp, lustrous and with a striking surface structure that also holds a number of rutile crystals. One of the hematites is broken but that's not visible from the front and in my opinion doesn't much impair the overall beauty of this spectacular piece! At the bottom there is some snow-white fledspar which adds contrast to the otherwise shiny jet-black specimen. Absolutely marvelous in person!

AE481 - Quartz - 4700€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 15.1 x 8.5 x 7.3 cm
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This is a superb Alpine highlight. The breathtakingly beautiful specimen shows vibrant landscape of brilliant quartz on a rock matrix. The two main crystals are accompanied by a large number of smaller quartz crystals, as well as some isolated epidotes. A transverse double-ended quartz directly beneath the larger of the main crystals is intensely red in color due to iron oxide inclusions, which adds color to this alpine stage. The quality of the quartz crystals is really first-class and they are in the best condition. The red double-ended has small damage, everything else here is perfect. You can see this brilliant quality very well on our video!

WW517 - Schorl - 450€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.2 x 2 x 1.6 cm
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A towering cluster of black schorl is aesthetically set on a piece of rock matrix which is in this extent very unusual for Alpine clefts! The needle thin tourmalines are three-dimensionally arranged along a zentral spine and rise arond 4.5 cm from the matrix. The condition is virtually flawless. A remarkable piece of Alpine tourmaline!

AA898 - Rutile - 3000€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10 x 8.4 x 3.1 cm
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A rutile on matrix from the Grieswies area from a find in 1997. The piece has a total size of 10 cm with individual crystals up to a good 1 cm in length. The matrix is a natural piece of schist with fine growth of calcite, muscovite and rutile microcrystals. On top of it sits a group of rutile crystals with very good luster and bright red color, which becomes visible along the surface at direct illumination. As can be seen in the images, two of the crystals are knee twins. The piece is in excellent condition overall. Some of the crystals look damaged at first glance, but in reality they are all crystallized and undamaged. A very good piece with natural charm!

QR538 - Quartz - 240€
Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 12.2 x 9.5 x 4.6 cm
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It's a complete floater, all around crystallized with fine mica, feldspar and rutile crystals. Atop this floater specimen are several dominant quartz crystals, the largest of which is 5.8 cm long, flawless and of best glassy quality. If you like specimens with a unique natural flair and in unharmed condition, this might be for you!

CL662 - Smoky Quartz - 950€
Gletschhorn, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.4 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm
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It's a brilliant composition of three crystals in perfectly flawless condition and with superb quality! The smoky color is present but not too strong. All three crystals are limpid, highly lustrous and sharp. There is no damage whatsoever!
Our video nicely shows the superb quality and beautiful composition!