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Alpine Treasures 22



KT1 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 1050€
Galenstock Mt., Tiefenbach, Urserental, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 3.5 x 2.6 x 0.9 cm
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This is surely a fantastic little smoky quartz gwindel of very best striking quality! Amazing enough it is a half open, half closed gwindel which is extremely rare! The crystal is perfectly see-through with a brilliantly lustrous and nicely structured surface. There is no damage present, only some rough edges on the lower parts. This is a brilliant piece for a reasonable price! Have a look on our video to see the sparkling quality!


GD1 - Quartz Sceptre - 4000€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.5 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
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Luster, clarity and composition of this outstanding specimen are absolutely gorgeous and unique! I had this piece in my personal collection for many years and for a good reason! The sceptres head is sharply cut with a complex design that is in parts constructed from doubly terminated crystals. Pyramidal faces show "Fenster" which adds even more to the exceptional beauty! This glassy sceptre head is set on a slightly milky stem with very aesthetic side-crystals all of which are perfect and with re-crystallized contact faces. There is one very tiny chip near the tip but which is only visibly in very close inspection. All in all this is a remarkable piece that really catches the eye with pristine quality!


IN902 - Hematite on Adularia - Sold
Fibbia, Fontana, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 5.8 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm
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Fibbia is by far Switzerlands most significant source of hematite in the iron rose aggregate habit! This is a superb example for the high quality and aesthetics this locale is capable of! The single isolated iron rose is exceptionally sharp and displays absolutely best metallic luster! It is completely flawless and set on a likewise undamaged piece of matrix. The rock-matrix is covered in sparkling adularia which is impressively beautifull all over! Aesthetics and crystal quality are pushed to the highest quality on this fabulous Alpine specimen!


RP1 - Pericline - 950€
Senninger Klamm, Hollersbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 19.5 x 14 x 8.1 cm
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As a complete floater of pure pericline this is a highly unusual specimen for the locale. It is tremendous specimen with a distinct outline and a very much 3-dimensional character! The naturally grown cluster is shaped like a ship with superstructures of pure pericline atop. The eye-catcher at the center is a group of three tower-like shapes the longest of which protrudes around 5 cm from the base. All in all this is a distinctly 3-dimensional pericline cluster with only minimal issues, some contacts that are not easily discernible. Unusual and appealing!


FM562 - Smoky Quartz with Fluorite - 6500€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 9.6 x 8 x 4 cm
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This superb combination of smoky quartz and pink fluorite on matrix is completely undamaged and not repaired! The matrix is white and covered in small smoky quartz crystals. Upon this lovely matrix stands a single smoky quartz crystal, 5.6 cm long, clear, lustous and flawless save for one tiny chip that is but only visible from the back. On the right side of the piece, prominently situated at the top, is a single pink fluorite octahedron. It is clear inside with a frosted, nicely modified surface and sits very freely on the quartz. The whole piece is very well balanced and appealing in person!


SN2 - Anhydrite - 4600€
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 8.6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
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Anhydrite is for sure one of the most desired mineral species from Switzerland due to its extreme rareness! This specimen is a near-perfect floater that is absolutely remarkable! It is a single crystal of impresive size. The surface is partly covered in a mix of small anhydrite and metallic hematite. The anhydrite shows top inner quality that needs only very little illumination to show its clarity and the slighly violet color. The whole piece is in just excellent condition with only very minimal issues on small side-crystals at the backside. An ansolutely amazing specimen of this rare mineral!


RT51 - Hematite on Muscovite - 2600€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 7.4 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
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A high quality hematite specimen with distinctive aesthetics and nice silvery muscovite as support. The group of four hematite plates are fan-like arranged and situated on the very top of the lovely shimmering matrix. The largest "rose" is 2.3 cm in diameter and around 0.6 cm thick with brilliant luster and very well defined hexagonal shape. The matrix carries several smaller hematite plates at the lower backside which in turn hold small rust-brown rutile needles. An overall attractive piece of strong visual impact that is full of fine details!


LA115 - Quartz - 450€
Selva, Sedrun, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 6.7 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
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This miniature quartz specimen is just lovely in person! The two quartz crystals are super-aesthetically attached to a small piece of matrix, covered in adularia microcrystals! Both crystals are colorless and completely clear with sharp chisel-tip terminations. There is not the slightes sign for any flaws! The matrix is naturally broken in just the right size to supporte the quartz!