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Alpine Treasures

PH668 - Titanite with Adularia and Schorl - 1750€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
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A rare combination of high quality titanite with adularia, chlorite and black schorl that comes as a complete floater and in exclusive aesthetics! The titanite is gemmy and brightly green. The matrix is a cluster of well developed adularia, partly encrusted with sparkling metallic green chlorite. Along the right periphery you can find black needles of schorl which is very rare from the Alps and in this attractive combination! Overall this is a brilliant paragenesis in very good condition and gorgeous aesthetics!

RK194 - Quartz - 63€
Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 3 x 2 cm
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A single quartz crystal of nice transparency that lets you see right through to the backside where an irregular crust is covering and intergrown with the quartz which, from the front, looks like a rock face. The quartz is lustrous and sharp and in overall good condition but with a damage at the lower left side. The bottom is re-healed, not freshly broken.

SR6 - Smoky Quartz - 1300€
Gletschhorn, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.9 x 6 x 3.1 cm
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The color of this smoky quartz is a charming warm brown of just the right intensity to not disturb the view through the glassy crystal body. The main crystal is a doubly terminated prism with sharp, pointed terminations. It is accompanied by several side-crystals and lies on a small piece of matrix that is completely crystallized on the backside. Being free of any damage, this is a marvelous piece of Swiss smoky quartz!

QR3 - Quartz - 430€
Ritterkopf, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 13.6 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
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Quartz from this remote locale is rather rare so it is even more impressive to find this doubly terminated exemplar! The crystal is clear from top to bottom with only minimal clouds inside. The surface is all lustrous with very little iron oxide coating here and there that adds some nice golden color to the otherwise colorless crystal. A fine quartz that is 100% flawless and of very nice quality!

FB366 - Brookite on Quartz - 2000€
Elm, Sernf Valley, Glarus, Switzerland
Size: 4.2 x 2.9 x 2 cm
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Brookite is a super-rare Alpine classic that's hard to find on the market, especially when it comes to aesthetic specimens! This specimen features a 1.2 cm main crystal that is prominently set on a sparkling quartz matrix! It is brown with the characteristic hourglass painting in the center. This main crystal is all complete and undamaged, only a side crystal is broken but which is hard to avoid on such a thin tabular species. Definitely a lovely specimen with a single dominant and well presented main crystal!

XY47 - Quartz with Calcite - 700€
Greina pass area, Camadra Valley, Blenio Valley, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 15 x 12 x 8.6 cm
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The sweeping shape and the vivid sparkling quality make this an eye-catcher of very best and beautiful aesthetic! Glassy white quartz crystals of varying size are stacked upon each other, upright like an attacking cobra! Somewhere in betwee the quartz there are some yellowish calcite rhombohedrons adding some contrast. A spectacular specimen in very best condition!

RT13 - Emerald - 240€
Leckbachrinne, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.7 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm
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Very characteristic for the famous Leckbackrinne in Habachtal this specimen presents a great contrast of silvery mica schist and a single, intensively green and gemmy emerald. The crystal is 1.3 x 0.8 cm in size and shows a nice ocean green color. It is not terminated but not damaged either. The prism faces are sharp and lustrous. While it might not be the most spectacular piece it sure is a nice collection piece from Europe's best locality for emerald crystals!

AF149 - Smoky Quartz - 800€
Hochalpl, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.1 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm
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Smoky quartz is exceedingly hard to get from the Austrian Alps so this nice group is for sure something special! The crystals show very good clarity and luster with some chloritization at the pyramidal terminations. The larger crystal is chipped at the termination but which is hardly visible from the front. The rest of the piece is in best condition with even the bottom being crystallized! A great piece for this region! Finder: Anton Paluc.

IX13 - Quartz - 165€
Großer Hexenkopf, Venedigergruppe, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 8.7 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm
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An elongated prismatic quartz crystal that is completely flawless and of good quality. The crystal is transparent with some internal clouds, it is lustrous on all sides and very sharp. The bottom is contacted yet not broken. A decent crystal from Hohe Tauern national park!

ZX486 - Titanite - 1800€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.3 x 3.3 x 2 cm
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The main titanite on this brilliant little piece is 1.7 cm long, glassy, lustrous and just perfect! It is associated with several smaller side-crystals, set on a nice piece of matrix that itself is covered in adularia microcrystals. Our video shows the attractive 3-dimensional architecture of this wonderful and beautiful miniature!

SO76 - Wulfenite - 675€
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 15.5 x 11.4 x 5 cm
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This locality piece from the wulfenite type locality consists of thin bladed wulfenite up to around 4 cm in diameter. Due to the thin crystals it's understandable that many of them are broken but the unusually large size and nice aesthetics make this piece still something very special if you look for a dominant wulfenite from this important locale!

ST6 - Quartz - 360€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.5 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm
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A marvelous sculpturesque skeletal quartz, 360° etched and beautiful. The quartz is completely water-clear with thousands of sparkling faces and great structure. Except for some hard to spot chips this crystal is in very good condition from bottom to top. An intriguing specimen of the rare etched type!