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Alpine Minerals 27



EV043 - Quartz - 1200€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.2 x 6.9 x 5.8 cm
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This very distinctive stock quartz crystal strikes with superb luster and a complete, limpid transparency throughout the whole crystal! Tthrough one of the steep pyramidal faces that act as window to the inside you can see right to the bottom where a nice green byssolite lawn is visible. The crystal is perfect on all sides on the bottom and the termination. There are some contacts but no damage at all! Very attractive and of highest quality!


DF504 - Smoky Quartz - 780€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 9.7 x 8 x 5.4 cm
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A lovely and characteristic group of high quality smoky quartz is set on a white contrasting matrix. Luster and clarity of the quartz is absolutely stunning, the condition is close to perfect with only one tiny, hardly discernible chip. The matrix is naturally broken and makes for a perfect background for the superb arrangement of high class smoky quartz!


BL02 - Skeletal Quartz - 230€
Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.8 x 5.5 x 5 cm
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Habach valley has produced a small number of very fine skeletal quartz specimens. This one is a complete floater with no damage whatsoever. The crystal is completely etched and leaves no clue about the original shape. It is all transparent without any includions. The chlorite you see in the picture is filling some of the gaps but does not continue into the quartz itself. Very nice 3-dimensional shape and great quality all around!


YX706 - Quartz - 3400€
Marmottakluft, Grimselpass, Haslital, Kanton Bern, Switzerland
Size: 10.7 x 7.7 x 6.1 cm
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Complete and pristine clarity, best mirroring luster and a well-rounded composition are defining this exceptional specimen! You can really find perfection here as there is not the slightest abrasion anywhere on this aesthetic classic. Right through the many glassy crystals you can see the matrix as an appealing base with limonite adding some golden color to the quartz. The bottom is also covered in limonite and some dark pyramidal microcrystals which appear to be anatase. A stunning specimen of highest quality and attractive composition!


DK29 - Quartz Sceptre - 75€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
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This single crystal specimen strikes with exceptionally high luster and good clarity from bottom to top. The bottom is partly contacted, partly crystallized but nowhere broken. Around the tip there are some abrasions but the rest is in top condition. Very nice crystal with sceptre character and great overall quality!