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Alpine Treasures

CW234 - Quartz - 850€
Marmottakluft, Grimselpass, Haslital, Kanton Bern, Switzerland
Size: 6.9 x 6 x 3.8 cm
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Impressive clarity and aesthetics are main attractions of this very fine small cabinet quartz specimen. The main crystal has a length of 6.7 cm and protrudes from the very center of a very beautiful group of crystals. The quartz is all pristine, colorless, lustrous and highly aesthetic! The tip of the main crystal is somewhat worn but which is not all too obvious and is the only small downside on this otherwise attractive specimen!

FP296 - Fluorite - 950€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.4 x 4.6 x 3 cm
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The majority of fluorites from Weißeck is dull due to humid acid etchings. This breathtaking specimen preserved its scintillating luster embedded in permafrost before it was found in the so called ice-cleft. The quality is beautiful fluorite floater is really amazing with best luster and clarity on sharp and flawless cubes. Also in terms of aesthetics this piece is unique and appealing alike! Very attractive and pristine!

RK80 - Fluorite - 850€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
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Fluorite from Weißeck are particularly admired for their beauty, the uncommon color and the rareness. As many Weißeck specimens this fluorite changes the color depending on the illumination: the purple you can see on the picture and the video changes to a deep ocean-blue when exposed to white light!
All crystals are nicely developed, transparent and lustrous, especially on the main view. Save for one small contacted patch at the bottom this piece is all crystallized, well developed and free of damage!
It was found at the summit area in the local permafrost soil where it was protected from humid acid etchings and thus kept its luster!

TN47 - Rutile - 1950€
Size: 3.7 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm
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Fragile! I hardly dare looking at this piece. Not just for fear of breaking these thin crystals but also out of pure humility. It is almost unbelievable that these two rutile crystals including the fine needles that are grown all over them have never been broken in the process of the recovery. Both main crystals are perfectly intact, well terminated and aesthetically perched on a fitting piece of siderite-matrix. Please also watch our video for a better impression of this pieces beauty!

OK28 - Adularia on Pericline - 650€
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 15.8 x 9.8 x 5 cm
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A broad landscape of snow white pericline crowned with some milky adularia. The piece is all perfect save for inevitable peripheral contacts. The largest adularia crystal is 3.5 cm in size, lustrous and studded with some tiny hematite. A lovely piece with many details that shows best quality and a great Alpine character!

FB3 - Hematite - 1100€
Pizzo Lucendro, St. Gotthard Massiv, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.4 cm
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This is completely marvellous in person! It is a floater specimen with absolutely no damage at all!
Both front and backside show lovely structured hematite petals to the hundreds which creates a vivid sparkling effect. Most of the metallic faces show some chloritization but not as much as to prevent the luster from shining! Some white adularia near the bottom adds a nice contrast without taking away from the classy appearance of this piece.
I love it and you will love it too!

EN459 - Smoky Quartz - 4000€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 23 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm
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It's hard to believe that such an impressive, heavy specimen came out nearly perfect and unharmed! The termination is sharp and flawless and when turning the piece around there is only very minimal damage. One crack at the lower half does no completely run through, there is only a small part broken off. What's special here besides the exceptional size is the superb quality. The quartz is glassy from bottom to top and shows best shiny luster on all sides! Also the bottom is mostly crystallized, not broken. Some muscovite at the side additional character. Absolutely stunning in person with best luster and dramatic size!

RK269 - Quartz - 220€
Greina pass area, Camadra Valley, Blenio Valley, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 7.1 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm
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A beautiful near-perfect doubly terminated quartz crystal of best quality! It shows brilliant luster on all sides, a beautiful structure and some nice inclusions that make this piece even more interesting. While you see a pointed termination at the top the bottom is much more irregular but completely crystallized all the same. This is a highly appealing quartz specimen from the uncommon locale Greina Pass as you can very well see in our video!

DK26 - Quartz Sceptre - 280€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.7 x 5.8 x 3.7 cm
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An unusually fine sceptre quartz floater that shows great luster on all sides! The quartz is all very well developed and translucent to even transparent especially around the terminations! The whole specimen is in very good condition with only a few small, hardly perceptible issues. A uniquely composed piece that is rich in details and very attractive in person!

XY59 - Smoky Quartz - 3300€
Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 16.5 x 7.9 x 7.2 cm
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A dominant, massy smoky quartz crystal of excellent quality that would attract attention in any collection. Especially the main view shows superb luster and a beautifully structured surface through wich the observer can see the stunningly limpid inside of the crystal. Some internal cracks are typical for a crystal this size and even add some spice to an otherwise straight and classy crystal. Mentioning some minuscule wear is beside the point on a great piece like this. A shiny rocket, quietly waiting to launch!

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.

FO1 - Adularia and Pericline and Smoky Quartz - 900€
Innerer Knorrkogel, Gschlöss valley, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 12.4 x 7.7 x 4.8 cm
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A three-dimensional landscape of towering adularia, lustrous smoky quartz and some plain white pericline! This Alpine arrangement of quartz and feldspar is gorgeous in its very own untamed, rough way. It has some peripheral contacts but is overall in surprisingly well condition. Even the underside is completely covered in adularia and smoky quartz micro-crystals! Very nice in person and full of beautiful details!