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Alpine Treasures 33



AQ559 - Quartz - Sold
Saurüssel, Zemmgrund, Zillertaler Alpen, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 13 x 6 x 5 cm
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This quartz is quite characterisic for the locale. Stepped growth with etched faces, a sharp termination and some associated hematite, feldspar and limonite make the origin obvious! The crystal is mostly opaque but has a brilliantly glassy part at the sharp termination. This part even has some purple color which can be revealed by some direct white light from the right angle. The whole specimen is in very good condition with even the bottom being re-healed, not broken.


XY295 - Titanite on Pericline - Sold
Kleinelend valley, Ankogelgruppe, Malta, Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm
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It's a highly attractive titanite specimen with association of pericline and chlorite. The main crystal is sharp, lustrous and gemmy with a strong moss-green color. It is complete and flawless. The surrondings is made of white pericline, titanite side crystals and silvery chlorite. The whole specimen is in excellent condition with only a contact at the backside but no damage!


AI398 - Aragonite var. Flos ferri - Sold
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
Size: 10.6 x 8.2 x 4.6 cm
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Aragonite of the flos ferri ("Eisenblüte") variant has been treasured for centuries and is still a coveted classic among Alpine mineral collectors. The snow white intertwined aragonite is vibrant and lively like coral branches! This specimen is largely in very good condition but there are some broken branches which is inevitable on these fragile specimens.


OL657 - Titanite - Sold
Kleinelend valley, Ankogelgruppe, Malta, Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 3.2 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm
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This single titanite twin crystal is very well developed and in best condition. It is translucent with gemmy patches, has great olive green color and luster on all sides. There are numerous small titanites attached to it as well as a some chlorite which brings additional flavor to the single crystal specimen!


WA115 - Pericline with Quartz - 350€
Weißenbachkees, Goldberggruppe, Rauris, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.5 x 6.9 x 4.7 cm
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A combination of pericline and quartz on a rust-brown limonite matrix. The pericline are well defined crystals up to 2.6 cm tainted with some brown iron oxide. Quartz is arranged between the pericline is transparent and with some iron oxide as well. The overall condition is very good with only minimal abrasions. The larger quartz at the top is repaired which is unfortunate but certainly reduces the price on this otherwise charming and well shaped specimen!


TG905 - Quartz - 650€
Törlkopf, Seebachtal, Mallnitz, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 12.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm
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This quartz is from one of the most spectacular finds of the eastern Alps that yielded impressive crystals up to 1 meter long back in the 1980s!
This is an elongated, doubly terminated crystal of best glassy quality with nice green chlorite! It has a small chip at the termination but is otherwise in excellent condition. The surface is highly lustrous and lets you look right into the marvelous limpid crystal body! The bottom is completey crystallized as well with association of some albite and chlorite. Definitely a brilliant crystal that's much better in person!