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Alpine Treasures

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.

IN865 - Smoky Quartz - 1250€
Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11 x 4.9 x 4.5 cm
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This smoky quartz specimen is a complete floater in very best condition! One minor abrasion at the lower termination is all, the rest is flawless. The crystal shows intensive brown color and nice clarity, especially towards the terminations. Some adularia crystals are attached here and there which add to the overall very nice aesthetics. The terminations show some chloritization while all prism faces are highly lustrous. A very attractive piece of Austrian smoky quartz!

SO8 - Quartz - 1250€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10 x 8.9 x 4.9 cm
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High class quartz from Rauris, beautifully composed on a grey matrix. This piece is virtually perfect with no damage, naturally broken matrix and sharp, glassy crystals, many of which are doubly terminated. The outline is great with one single crystal sticking out like a tower above a castle's walls. This is definitely a superb specimen of remarkable quality and outstanding class!

RT14 - Quartz - 400€
Hocharnwand, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 10.6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
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An aesthetic combination of a rather large main quartz emerging from a group of smaller crystals. The quartz is completely colorless, glassy and lustrous, with no damage to speak of. A beautiful, well developed specimen with no downsides!

KR438 - Aragonite - 450€
Brixlegg, Kufstein district, Inn valley, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 8.1 x 7.4 x 2.7 cm
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Blue aragonite from the Austrian Alps is a highly desired variety and usually is found at the fabous Styrian Erzberg. Even rarer is this specimen form Brixlegg, famous for silver and copper minerals like azurite or malachite. It is a very showy piece with unusual structure and lovely baby-blue color. The aragonite is grown in the shape of a winding river, 3-dimensionally protruding from the dolomite matrix. Very attractive and rare from this locale!

KR38 - Fluorite on Feldspar - 6800€
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
Size: 5.3 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm
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Composition and Quality of this specimen are simply spectacular. A beautifully red octahedral fluorite crystal is accompanied by adularia and smoky quartz on this piece. The crystal is 3.6 cm on edge and shows a nicely structured surface and very good luster. Provided with a sharp contrast, this fluorite offers a wonderful composition. The backside of the crystals is contacted but shows no damage. A brilliant piece of exceptional aesthetics!

BB21 - Quartz - 300€
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.1 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
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Sharp and water-clear! This is a single quartz crystal of exceptional quality. The pointed termination displays a large window-like face that grants a deep insight, right to the bottom of the colorless transparent crystal. There is minimal edgewear present, overall this piece is in great condition! Have a look on our video to see the superb quality of this specimen!

KB70 - Quartz Sceptre - 190€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.9 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm
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A distinct quartz sceptre peeps out between some other translucent quartz crystals. All surfaces are lustrous and undamaged. some rust brown limonite adds color to this lovely little - yet highly aesthetic - specimen! Have a look on our video which gives a perfect impression of this charming piece!

AA46 - Anatase - 935€
Crapteig, Thusis, Domleschg, Hinterrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm
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One single anatase crystal on a diversified matrix that provides a nice contrast and a very fine aesthetics. Most impressive about this specimen is the size of the crystal that is about 11mm long and 6 mm thick! The bottom of this specimen is cut but to be honest, it's all about the impressive anatase!

DK29 - Quartz Sceptre - 75€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
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This single crystal specimen strikes with exceptionally high luster and good clarity from bottom to top. The bottom is partly contacted, partly crystallized but nowhere broken. Around the tip there are some abrasions but the rest is in top condition. Very nice crystal with sceptre character and great overall quality!

RP13 - Skeletal Quartz - 1000€
Teufelsmühle, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 16.1 x 10.5 x 9.6 cm
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An impressive skeletal quartz specimen from the famous emerald-locality Habachtal. The piece is rather massive, very much transparent and nicely lustrous. While the backside still shows the prismatic shape of the original crystal, the front is way too heavily etched. There is no visible damage anywhere!
Rare and imposing with a sligth smoky tinge, this is an unusually well specimen from this famous locale!

XY2 - Hematite - 800€
Monte Prosa, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 3.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm
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The largest iron rose on this tightly packed specimen is 2 cm in diameter, shows distinct hexagonal shape and brilliant luster! It is accompanied by several smaller, 3-dimensionally arranged rosettes of matching perfection. The backside is a cover of white feldspar, wraped around the hematite like a thick winter-coat. This is a superb thumbnail specimen of best hematite quality in perfect condition!