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Alpine Treasures

SO728 - Quartz - 800€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm
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A sparkling fireworks of highest quality quartz, artfully arranged on this fabulous floater specimen. The piece is 99% perfect with only one small chip that is virtually invisible on this sweeping and brilliant specimen. Absolutely spectacular aesthetics and quality! Ex Wolfgang Vötter collection

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 humic acid etchings and thus kept its luster!

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!

RT5 - Quartz - 490€
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 13 x 6 x 5.5 cm
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It's a completely flawless single quartz that is crystallized even at the bottom! The whole specimen has a very glassy look to it with brilliant wet-look luster over a very nicely structured surface. The interior is limpid, especially in the middle section. The termination is kind of corroded, possibly contacted, but all natural and not damaged. A wonderful crystal with a unique character!

DK27 - Quartz Sceptre - 1400€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.8 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
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Best luster on all sides, a glassy crystal and a very distinctive sceptre habit make this an attractive specimen in person! Through the transparent sceptre head you can see several individual patches of golden iron oxide which adds much in respect of color and general beauty. The complex termination is in very good although not completely flawless condition. The bottom is re-crystallized and perfect. Have a look on the video for a better view on this unusually nice specimen!

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!

LG081 - Smoky Quartz - 380€
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 8.7 x 4.6 x 3.1 cm
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A classic smoky quartz specimen consisting of one main crystal and two accompanying side-crystals. The quartz shows very high luster and clarity and are in perfect condition. Even the bottom is not broken but mostly crystallized. A nice and elegant specimen without any downsides!

XK157 - Quartz - 700€
Hornspitze, Mitterbachtal, Ahrntal, South-Tirol, Italy
Size: 7.8 x 6.8 x 4.2 cm
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Hornspitze is a mountain right on the border between Austria and Italy (or, if you prefer, between North Tyrol and South Tyrol) that is surrounded by a harsh glacial landscape. Minerals from this locale are rare but this very specimen is just wonderful! The matrix is crystallized with feldspar and quartz micro-crystals on all sides, even the bottom, which makes this a floater specimen. Along the ridge there are several transparent quartz crystals up to 5.3 cm long and flawless. A lovely specimen with a distinctive outline and great quality overall!

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!

CH6 - Titanite - 480€
Gamsmutter, Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.8 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm
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This sparkling little specimen is a real eye-candy! Sharp and lustrous titanite on a matrix of pristine white pericline and smaller titanite side-crystals! The largest crystals are one doubly terminated, gemmy titanite with 1.6 cm in length and a sharply protruding and equally gemmy one that has 1.3 cm. Also the backside of the specimen is largely crystallized and in best condition. Absolutely gorgeous in person!

ZT226 - Fluorite with Calcite - 3600€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.9 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm
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This group of stacked cubical fluorite and transparent, colorless calcite is arranged in a very distinctive mushroom shape. It seems obvious that this happened in a matter of several evolutionary steps with broken and re-crystallized parts and a mushroom stem that somehow attached and integrated into the object. Very much unique and completely flawless. The fluorite is translucent with purple color inside and a level of luster that ranges from frosted to brilliant. It's a very distinctive eye-catcher of great quality and aesthetics!

WL909 - Skeletal Quartz - 4500€
Ritterkopf, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 27 x 10.5 x 10 cm
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This huge skeletal quartz is totally unique for its fascinating shape and the marvelous quality! What used to be a large quartz prism is heavily dissolved on both bottom and top while largely keeping the hexagonal shape in the middle section. Through the highly lustrous front face you can see through the whole glassy, slightly smoky crystal body right to the more etched backside which is just beautiful to look at! The condition is near-perfect with only a couple very small chips which is stunning on a heavy piece like this! Shape, quality and sheer size come together on this dramatic specimen!