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Alpine Treasures 22



FM562 - Smoky Quartz with Fluorite - 6500€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 9.6 x 8 x 4 cm
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This superb combination of smoky quartz and pink fluorite on matrix is completely undamaged and not repaired! The matrix is white and covered in small smoky quartz crystals. Upon this lovely matrix stands a single smoky quartz crystal, 5.6 cm long, clear, lustous and flawless save for one tiny chip that is but only visible from the back. On the right side of the piece, prominently situated at the top, is a single pink fluorite octahedron. It is clear inside with a frosted, nicely modified surface and sits very freely on the quartz. The whole piece is very well balanced and appealing in person!


SN2 - Anhydrite - 4600€
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 8.6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
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Anhydrite is for sure one of the most desired mineral species from Switzerland due to its extreme rareness! This specimen is a near-perfect floater that is absolutely remarkable! It is a single crystal of impresive size. The surface is partly covered in a mix of small anhydrite and metallic hematite. The anhydrite shows top inner quality that needs only very little illumination to show its clarity and the slighly violet color. The whole piece is in just excellent condition with only very minimal issues on small side-crystals at the backside. An ansolutely amazing specimen of this rare mineral!


RT51 - Hematite on Muscovite - 2600€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 7.4 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
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A high quality hematite specimen with distinctive aesthetics and nice silvery muscovite as support. The group of four hematite plates are fan-like arranged and situated on the very top of the lovely shimmering matrix. The largest "rose" is 2.3 cm in diameter and around 0.6 cm thick with brilliant luster and very well defined hexagonal shape. The matrix carries several smaller hematite plates at the lower backside which in turn hold small rust-brown rutile needles. An overall attractive piece of strong visual impact that is full of fine details!


LA115 - Quartz - 450€
Selva, Sedrun, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 6.7 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
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This miniature quartz specimen is just lovely in person! The two quartz crystals are super-aesthetically attached to a small piece of matrix, covered in adularia microcrystals! Both crystals are colorless and completely clear with sharp chisel-tip terminations. There is not the slightes sign for any flaws! The matrix is naturally broken in just the right size to supporte the quartz!