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Alpine Treasures 34



WB315 - Quartz - 900€
Taschenspitze, Ankogelgruppe, Malta, Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 8.8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
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Several quartz crystals are attracitvely arranged around a single main crystal. The main quartz has absolutely amazing luster and surface structure on all sides, it is glassy and in superb condition! The bottom as well is not broken but completely recrystallized. It's a brilliant specimen from an uncommon locale!


AA21 - Rutile - 120€
Iragna, Lodrino, Riviera, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 5 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm
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This blocky rutile is of an unusual type, very unlike what we are used to from the Alps. The single crystal is 1.7 x 1.2 cm large and of a short prismatic habit. It shows waxy luster and is completely opaque. Condition is fine with only a small ding but no actual damage. The rutile is grown into a quartz/feldspar matrix which nicely emphasizes the black crystal.


HS593 - Amethyst - 650€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 5.5 x 3 x 2.6 cm
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A doubly terminated amethyst with characterictic convoluted sceptre-architecture and very nice purple color. The crystal is overall in very good condition, both terminations are perfect. There is a break at the backside but that doesn't impair the terminations or the front view at all.


DE910 - Hematite on Muscovite - Sold
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 5.5 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
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A single sharp and brilliant iron rose of best metallic luster and well defined shape is set amidst a three-dimensional surroundings of shiny silvery muscovite! The hematite is complete and flaweless and of superb quality! The muscovite is lovely as well and undamaged all around!


OK5 - Adularia and Pericline - 140€
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 11.5 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm
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This paragenesis features pericline up to 4 cm and very well defined adularias on a matrix of calcite and chlorite. Very nice landscape specimen in best condition!


GR162 - Quartz - Sold
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 3.9 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm
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This little quartz specimen is a real jewel! A floater of unusual shape that is accompanied by a small cluster of adularia. The quartz is completely limpid with a faint smoky color. Most unusual still is the shape, which reminds of a gwindel while lacking the characteristic twist. Anyway, this is a brilliant little specimen of best quality!