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Alpine Minerals 29



AP349 - Quartz - 250€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.4 x 8.3 x 3.4 cm
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One prominent quartz crystal of excellent quality is set on a light grey rock matrix with accompanying smaller crystals. The main crysal is 4.3 cm long, glassy, sharp and flawless. Absolutely amazing Cavradi quartz quality!


DS346 - Fluorite with Quartz - 2600€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.1 x 6.6 x 5.2 cm
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This specimen from the summit cleft ("Gipfelkluft") is a nice combination of dark purple fluorite cubes on a white quartz matrix. The interlocked cubes are sharply edged, slightly frosted and contain the most intensive purple color you could wish for! The surrounding quartz comes as needles in white and grey which provides the perfect background for the fluorite. An overall very attractive specimen with all flawless fluorite cubes!


KA079 - Titanite - 3850€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.1 x 7.2 x 6 cm
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This towering specimen is a breathtaking exemplar from a new find in the Felber valley. Dozens if not hundreds of sparkling green titanite crystals are virtually deluging this fabulous floater specimen! Sharp, bright and gemmy and with beautiful yellowish green color! The matrix is a filigree structure of white adularia with some metallic green chlorite. Very attractive in composition and contrast and in great hand-size!


WA60 - Quartz - 140€
Larmkogel, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.1 x 9.3 x 8 cm
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It's hard to describe this specimen as it is much to 3-dimensional and complex for a picture. On our video you can see that this is a very massive cluster of well shaped, lustrous and transparent quartz that is heavily stacked to form this almost ball-like shape! What I like is the rich surface structure that makes this piece special. The condition is generally good with only some minor issues. A very particular specimen that might not be for everyone but is definitely rewarding and impressive in person!


HH711 - Hessonite - Sold
Schwarze Wand, Hollersbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.7 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm
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Lovely little specimen from this highly coveted locale! It is richly covered in deep red hessonites of sparkling luster! The largest crystal is around 9 mm in diameter which is a significant size for the locale. A rare and definitely beautiful specimen of Alpine garnet!


SL732 - Adularia - 370€
Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.6 x 7 x 3.5 cm
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This is pristine high quality adularia clustered on a white feldspar matrix. The main crystals here are of glassy, gemmy quality with superb luster and sharply developed as is extremely rare in Alpine pieces! Being in very best condition this is an exceptional piece of Alpine feldspar!
Ex Wolfgang Vötter collection!


AO535 - Amethyst - Sold
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertaler Alpen, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 8.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
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It's a very unusual amethyst with a large and highly complex sceptre head. The piece must have detached from the matrix during development so the stem is terminated while there are some contacts on the backside and the tip. Due to this contacted tip we decided to turn it upside down so that now you can see the white stem protruding from the top. Like this the 6 cm glassy sceptre head with lovely purple patches is the main attraction and presents its structured, waxy surface dominantly. A very nice, unusual, convoluted piece that rewards a close examination!


SI436 - Hematite - Sold
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 5.4 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
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A very showy specimen of bright sparkling iron rose aggregates in association with muscovite and small quartz crystals. The hematite has a total dimension of around 4 cm and is a patchwork of rosettes with excellent metallic luster. The condition is overall very good with only very minimal issues. It's a distinctive and still characteristic hemaitite specimen from this classic locale!


NJ434 - Quartz - Sold
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.2 x 5 x 3.7 cm
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The quality of this spectacular quartz specimen is absolutely top notch and flawless! The main crystal is a stocky, sharp quartz that is well centered on a pristine cluster of evenly glassy and lustrous crystals, interlocked to form a 3-dimensional floater! With no downsides this is an Alpine quartz specimen of highest level!
Ex Josef Kolb collection


QH373 - Titanite - Sold
Amertal, Mittersill, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.2 x 3 x 2.2 cm
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The titanites on this specimen are exceptionally sharp twin crystals in best condition. The color is a mix of forest green and brown that is very easily lit through the gemmy titanite. With a length of around 3 cm the main crystals are rather dominant and impressive. Around the base there is some adularia and chlorite but no matrix as this is a complete floater. Very sharp exemplar of fine titanite!
Ex Wolfgang Vötter collection!


WA74 - Calcite - Sold
St. Johann im Pongau, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 17.5 x 8.8 x 8 cm
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This large calcite specimen was in the collection of my father Anton Watzl senior for around 50 years. It is a towering rock matrix that is over and over covered in white calcite which gives it the three-dimensional appearance of a coral reef. While nothing special on an international scale this is quite the sweeping specimen for the area!


WA30 - Quartz - 650€
Neue Thüringer Hütte, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 21 x 17 x 17 cm
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This massive 3.6 kg quartz group was found by my father Anton Watzl senior in 1987 near the "Neue Thüringer Hütte". It rested inside a 5 meter deep cleft together with smaller specimens like adularia, titanite and skeletal quartz. Both crystals are of excellent quality, glassy and lustrous. The condition is overall very good. One crystal is damaged at the tip but luckily that is not visible from the front. The bottom is not broken but contacted or re-crystallized after detachment. During extraction from the cleft the two crystals went apart and had to be glued together but that is nothing you would easily see. Size, quality and composition make this an eye-catcher of pure Alpine quartz!