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Alpine Treasures 30



IS920 - Hessonite - Sold
Schwarze Wand, Hollersbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 3.1 x 3.5 cm
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The largest garnet on this fine specimen is prominently set atop a cluster of smaller crystals with associated green clinochlore microcrystals. It's a beautiful exemplar of this rare material that counts as a top Alpine classic! Brilliant cherry red dodecahedrons are crowded on this impressive specimen, beautifully sparkling and sharp! The variety in crystal sizes and the combination with clinochlore makes this an outstanding and appealing specimen for any collection of rare Alpine minerals!


CP1 - Quartz Sceptre - Sold
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 2.2 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm
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This little jewel is a very pronounced sceptre with a 1.3 cm broad head on a thin 0.4 cm stem. The head is well cut and glassy with no kind of abrasions anywhere. The stem somewhat clouded and with a yellowish tinge. A catchy little specimen of distinctive shape!


NP6 - Quartz - 650€
Feldbachtal, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 12.7 x 7.2 x 6 cm
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Countless wildly arranged quartz crystals are perched on a towering matrix of white feldspar and rust-brown iron-oxide covered muscovite. The whole sculpture is in exceptional condition with only flawless, glassy crystals in sight.


TM490 - Adularia - Sold
Hochalpl, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 13 x 11.5 x 9 cm
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Alpine adularia of comparable size and quality have almost exclusively been found in the region of Ober- and Untersulzbachtal. This dramatic floater features a single main crystal which is 10 cm across and distinctively developed! The translucent crystal shows sharp edges and a nice waxy surface. It is set on a matrix of gemmy adularia, metallic green chlorite and small but very glassy muscovite. 3-dimensional shape, impressive size and outstanding condition all make this a spectacular exemplar of Alpine adularia!


BL708 - Titanite - Sold
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.2 x 4 x 1.8 cm
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A number of apple green titanite crystals are distributed about a feldspar covered piece of matrix. The crystals are very sharp and lustrous with some chlorite here and there. The longest titanites reach a little over 1 cm and are situated along the upper ridge. When you turn the piece aroud you see that this is actually a floater, the matrix is covered in feldspar micro-crystals on all sides. The condition is great with only very little edge-wear. This sure is a very nice little Alpine titanite specimen!


NN842 - Quartz - 1150€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 13.3 x 10.3 x 7 cm
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A group of glassy and lustrous quartz crystals is set on a compact schist matrix with calcite and limonite. All crystals but especially the dominant main crystal show attractive surface structure and are in very best undamaged condition. The overall picture is aesthetically composed with no downsides whatsoever!