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Alpine Treasures 40

WQ604 - Smoky Quartz - 2300€
Feldschijen glacier, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 5.9 x 4 cm
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This smoky quartz from Feldschijen glacier is just mind-blowing in person!
The main crystal is 5 cm long and has the very best vibrant quality you could possibly look for! It is sharp, lustrous, glassy and with a wonderful warm brown color! And it is 100% perfect! Some of the side-crystals have smaller issues but mostly on the back and hardly discernible. The focus lies on the main crystal and that one is really fantastic!

GY854 - Titanite - 850€
Bleidächer, Obersulzbachtal, Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm
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What's lovely about this piece is the curved surface of the adularia covered rock matrix. At the center of that curve stands a single 1.6 cm long titanite of excellent quality and nice greenish honey-yellow color. There are a couple of side-crystals as well, all of which makes for a highly natural landscape-like look. A lovely specimen with no downsides!

QL628 - Quartz - 480€
Krumltal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.7 x 7.9 x 5.9 cm
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This single quartz crystal shows absolutely stunning quality and captivating appeal! It has sparkling luster, excellent clarity and a distinctive and unusual tapered shape. The crystal has a size of 11.7 cm and was found in the Krumltal, a side valley of Rauris valley. Luster, transparency and shape are really beautiful here and the crystal has a nice golden color that originates in iron oxide coatings and inclusions. At closer inspection you will also find some rutile inclusions near the base. The specimen is in exceptionally well condition with hardly any abrasions at all.

ML771 - Rutile - 3200€
Breithorn, Grengiols, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 5.9 x 3 x 1.7 cm
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This specimen features a single 1.4 cm knee-twin crystal with bright luster and utter perfection. Both ends of the doubly terminated crystal are undamaged and sharply developed. As you can see on the picture there is a thin needle-like part protruding from the right end of the rutile. Also this is terminated. The rutile is set on an elongated calcite covered schist matrix with brownish limonite which all makes for a rather natural Alpine look. Beautiful and disctinctive aesthetics meets a large main crystal of striking quality and size!

DR333 - Quartz - 1750€
Turbhorn, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 10.7 x 8.4 x 3.1 cm
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This pristine quartz specimen is really just spectacular! It is a completely white/transparent quartz with amazing sweeping aesthetics! The piece is 100% perfect and crystallized all over, even at the bottom! Hardly have I seen such a fascinating and enchanting quartz. Have a look on our video which much better shows the breathtaking beauty!

XM138 - Rutile included Quartz - 300€
Ritterkar, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.3 x 2.6 x 2 cm
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A very attractive little rutilated quartz from Hocharn. Quartz with such rich rutile inclusions is hard to find, especially with such striking aesthetics! The piece has a prominent main crystal which is accompanied by several side crystals, all of which are packed with rutile includions, sparkling inside the transparent and lustrous crystals. The condition is very good indeed with no damage at all!

TO784 - Schorl included Quartz - 950€
Realp, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.8 x 5 x 4.2 cm
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A nice towering composition of high quality quartz with inclusions of schorl. Especially the top main crystal, which is exceptionally glassy and lustrous and perfect and really just stunning in person, has a distinctive single needle of schorl with a length of 2.2 cm. Also further down the specimen and on the backside there is some schorl present.
Despite the oddly towering look of the specimen, all is in fact perfectly crystallized here. A closer inspection will lead you to a surprising richness of little side-crystals, re-crystallized contacts, natural faces of silvery schist matrix, brilliant stacked quartz crystals and some black schorl in between. The longer you look the more you will realize what a marvelous and fascinating specimen this is!

LG962 - Fluorite - 365€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.7 x 4.4 x 4 cm
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The fluorite doesn't have the most open color but when you add direct backlight you can see the intensive purple core as well as lighter zones towards the outside. Several stacked cubes are set on a piece of matrix with white calcites. There are some contacts present but the overall condition is very good.
Found by Josef Kaml und Anton Resch

IL348 - Rutile and Quartz - 630€
Breithorn, Grengiols, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7.3 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm
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An enchanting combination of quartz and rutile on a vivid schist matrix from the Breithorn near Grengiolis in the Swiss canton of Wallis. The main quartz is 2.7 cm long, colorless, transparent and very shiny. What is special here, however, is the combination of the quartz crystals with the rutiles that sit at the right. All three rutiles are double-ended, the longest measures 1.5 cm. On closer inspection, the smaller of the crystals has barely noticeable damage, but the rest is perfect. The Matrix is also particularly beautiful: a vivid landscape of silvery schist, white feldspar, reddish iron oxide, small quartz crystals and occasionally tiny rutile needles. A truly excellent piece!

EW732 - Quartz Sceptre - 1200€
Kreealm, Hüttschlag, St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 12.3 x 5.8 x 4 cm
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This fine specimen is a rather large sceptre quartz from a lesser known locale, the Kreealm. The total size is remarkable 12.3 cm with a 7.1 cm sceptre head. The quartz has a lovely surface structure and great luster. The interior is somewhat clouded but has transparent parts as well. Condition is excellent with no damage anywhere. The backside of the specimen is rough and intergrown with some rock matrix but also here, no damage. Have a look on our video for a view of that backside and an overall impression of the quality!

CU057 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 6600€
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
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I have to say that this splendid smoky quartz gwindel is really much better in person! Fine chlorite on the surface makes it difficult to photograph even though this piece is brilliant and vibrant in person. The gwindel itself is transparent and has a wonderful smoky color without being too dark. The suface is lustrous with only little chlorite. There is no damage whatsoever, even the bottom is crystallized. On the bottom there is some white adularia and a small epidote which makes this more than just a single crystal specimen. It is a highly natural specimen of best aesthetics, great quality and considerable size!

FI054 - Quartz - 1100€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 8.8 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
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A textbook example for a Tessin quartz from Val Bedretto. It shows a dominant main crystal with a small side-crystal protruding at the base. Both crystals are highly lustrous and crystal clear and show a distinctive Tessin quartz habit. They are completely undamaged up to the sharp tip! Get a better impression of luster and transparency in our video!