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Alpine Treasures

AF50 - Adularia - 125€
Stgegia Alp, Medel Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
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A nice, massy adularia crystal on matrix with just the right proportion. The crystal shows the typical rainbow-colored sheen and is lustrous, especially on the front faces. There is some edgewear here and there but no acutal damage. Even the bottom of the matrix is nicely crystallized and offers a worthy base for this fine single adularia crystal.

AA08 - Smoky Quartz - 265€
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
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This is a high quality smoky quartz from the Swiss Alps. On the back side some matrix is attached, what distinguishs it very well from a single crystal.It is in a very good condition over all without any damage worth to mention. Very fine in person!

FA222 - Epidote - 190€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.3 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm
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This epidote from the worlds finest epidote deposit at Knappenwand shows good forest green color with the characteristic color-change to brown at the right angle. Especially at the larger 0.6 cm thick crystal this effect is well visible. This piece is in very good condition. The sides are contacted but rehealed. A typical Knappenwand epidote of nice Alpine elegance.

WA61 - Adularia - 350€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 7 x 6 x 3.1 cm
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This is a classic piece of adularia or K-feldspar from Mörchnerkar, better known for its superb hematite and adularia specimens. The large main adularia sits on a matrix-like cluster of smaller crystals, encrusted with rust-red limonite. The adularia is translucent to even transparent and of fantastic luster at the front. Very attractive and practically a floater with only a small contact at the bottom.

PT3 - Quartz - 700€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.3 x 3.9 x 3 cm
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A perfect and flawless single quartz crystal with a beautiful 3-dimensional black phantom at the inside. The quartz itself is glassy with good luster and some chlorite crust at the backside. The broad front face provides an exceptionally good view at the phantom which makes this a rare and very much appealing specimen!

PA21 - Quartz with Adularia - 1400€
Brand, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.8 x 7.5 x 4 cm
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The quality of this phantom quartz is just amazing!
It's as if the chlorite and rock that's visible inside lies just below the surface of a steady pool of water, all quiet and mesmerizing. At some spots the chlorite breaks through the surface which makes this piece even more lively. As a floater this piece is perfect all around while the luster is admittedly less good at the backside. Some snow-white adularia adds a great visual effect to this overall just beautiful specimen of Felbertal quartz!

WA56 - Gypsum - 35€
Höllgraben, Pfarrwerfen, Werfen, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.6 x 7.8 x 4.9 cm
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Bright red gypsum with grey, contrasting schist matrix on all sides. The gypsum is gently washed out leaving a smooth surface between the sharp-edged schist. Overall this is a beautiful and catchy piece, a floater that is free of any damage and 360° appealing!

BL31 - Quartz - 275€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.1 x 6.6 x 3.9 cm
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WOW, what a beautiful cluster of parallel grown quartz crystals, pointing in the same direction. This piece is coming out of an old collection, with a sticker on it reporting that it was found in 1966. It is a floater with just very minor damage on one of the tips at the bottom. Very lovely in person and completely different to most of the quartz I have seen from this locality.

AA28 - Quartz - 475€
Val Strem, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 13.5 x 10.3 x 8.2 cm
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This quartz specimen impresses with a distinct aesthetic. It is composed of a cluster of limpid crystals on a brown siderite matrix with a pair of larger quartz crystals protruding at the top. All crystals are glassy, highly lustrous and in good condition, the siderite adds a nice contrast. Aside of some minor edgewear and contacts at the sides, there is no damage on this piece. Most unusual is the backside of this piece that has the looks of a cavern and shows quartz crystals as well. This is a piece of very fine quality and appealing aesthetics.

WA6 - Quartz - 140€
Foiskaarsee, Obersulzbachtal, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.7 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm
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Neat, compact and overall attractive. Two main quartz crystals with a slight smoky hue protrude from a brown piece of matrix, accompanied by several quartz side-crystals. Aesthetics and outline are totally appealing in person and with no considerable damage in sight, this is a good choice for the locale and Alpine quartz in general.

XY15 - Smoky Quartz with Adularia - 190€
Monte Prosa, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 5.3 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
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This floater shows unique, untamed aesthetics. The outline very well shows the larger, doubly terminated main crystal with several side-crystals and adularia that has grown all around this specimen. There is virtually no damage, one smaller break on an adularia crystal is only visible from the backside and utterly acceptable. A distinctive and fragile piece in very good condition!

FB22 - Adularia - 250€
Pizzo Lucendro, St. Gotthard Massiv, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 4.5 x 2.1 cm
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An elongated stack of translucent to transparent white adularia crystals of highest luster, classy and aesthetic. A line of smaller adularia stretches from bottom to tip like a spine to support the crystals weight. Some chlorite brings color to the picture while not overdoing it. A perfectly elegant adularia specimen from Pizzo Lucendro, beautifull all around and free of damage!