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Alpine Treasures 35



VT542 - Pyrite - 250€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.6 x 3 x 2.9 cm
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A complex stepped pyrite with nice bronze colored patina all over. The crystal is attached to some white feldspar at the back and bottom but is otherwise pure pyrite in near-perfect condition. Shape and color of this specimen are unusual and beautiful in person!


OP373 - Skeletal Quartz - 800€
Bortelhorn, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 5.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
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Water-clear, beautifully skeletalized and absolutely flawless! This amazing quartz shows unique shape and outstanding quality! The upper half of the specimen has an unusually tapering yet well defined shape while the lower half is much more skeletalized and leaves no discernible crystal habit. Those two halfs combined make for a lovely specimen of unusual sparkling character!


SR731 - Hematite - Sold
Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 3.1 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm
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The perfectly developed iron rose with fine rosettes on both side is set on a small transparent quartz crystals! This combination is not only rare and catchy but also quite lovely in person! The hematite shows silvery luster and is quite voluminous in its three-dimensional development as you can see in our video. There are only very some very small dings, the overall condition is great!


OM425 - Quartz Sceptre - 900€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 14.2 x 10.6 x 7.9 cm
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This is an impressive and rich quartz specimen from the Rauris valley that has dramatic size and is really a fabulous sight! A massive quartz crystal is the base for a beautiful sparkling ridge of small szepters that sit atop the quartz like a castle on a rock!
The crystals are lustrous, sharp, glassy and gorgeously detailed on front and backside as well! The whole specimen is in outstanding condition. Even the bottom is not broken but crystallized.


RP958 - Quartz - 700€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm
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What you can see in the picture is the excellent crystal quality and textbook composition this quartz specimen has to offer. What you can't see however is, that it is a complete floater that is crystallized with quartz and feldspar micro-crystals on the bottom. There is no damage whatsoever, not even small abrasions.


VU359 - Fluorite - 550€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
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A single 1.7 cm fluorite octahedron with lovely pink color is set on a characteristic Zinggenstock rock matrix. The crystal is 100% perfect and shows very fine quality! It's an absolutely outstanding thumbnail specimen from this famous locale!


HF002 - Hematite with Schorl on Quartz - 220€
Plattenbrüche, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 2.9 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
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Jet black tabular hematite in combination with schorl, quartz and albite micro-crystals. The hematite has very nice luster on front and backside and while it has mostly rough edges those are not damaged but natural. The hematite is set on a single clear and lustrous quartz crystal that has a thin schorl grown right through it. The larger schorl crystals are on the front and up to 1 x 0,3 cm in size. All in all this is a very nice combination piece without damage from the rauris quarry. The pictures also show the exact findspot.


SV601 - Quartz - 680€
Seidlwinkltal, Rauris, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.7 x 6.7 x 4.7 cm
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Golden colored quartz in best transparent quality on a nice crystallized matrix. Of course the color comes from iron oxide that coats mostly the smaller crystals around the base. The color is reflected through the sharp and glassy main crystal which generates this beautiful visual effect! The whole piece is in great condition with only minuscule abrasions but no damage anywhere!