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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

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!

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!

MI2 - Epidote - 5800€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.8 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
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A classic epidote specimen from the worlds best locale for the mineral: Knappenwand! The largest crystal of the piece is a little over 1 cm thick and 5 cm long. It has brilliant luster and a sharp termination with some rough corners but no damage. Combined with several other crystals it is grown out from a compact cluster of epidote and byssolite that is naturally developed all around with no breaks or contacts. The backside shows a small apatite crystal, very characteristic for the locale. The condition is near-perfect with only some damage at the smallest of side-crystals. Definitely one of the finer specimens of epidote with its very own elegant character!

SF125 - Fluorite - 2850€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.6 x 7.5 x 5.1 cm
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This fluorite from the important "Eiskluft" shows quite the unusual aesthetics. The cubical fluorites are arranged as a distinctive spatial pocket, completely clad in sharp, lustrous and glassy purple crystals. The periphery of that pocket is contacted but has no damage. The fluorite aggregate is elevated on some matrix which makes it even more attractive from the aesthetical approach!

FJ35 - Skeletal Quartz on Adularia - 3500€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 22 x 11.8 x 6 cm
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A fantastic combination of a large, water clear skeletal quartz on a snow white adularia matrix. The whole thing is a floater and undamaged all around. I actually find both the front and the back absolutely beautiful, with a different character but matching quality. The quartz is all perfect, nicely skeletallized and shows some, but very little, chlorite. The adularia is sharp, translucent white and also associated with chlorite. Between the gaps you will also find some minimal green titanite which even more emphasizes the Alpine character of this exceptional piece. Best quality meets unbeatable, unique aesthetics!

SK18 - Quartz - 450€
Auernig, Mallnitz, Ankogel, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 12.7 x 8 x 5.9 cm
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A characteristic Alpine quartz specimen with sharp prismatic shape and pointed termination. Around the base you find green chlorite, smaller quartz crystals and some feldspar which are typical signs for the Alpine origin. Especially the front of the crystal has some beautiful surface structure and is very much lustrous. The crystal's interior is transparent and colorless. Overall the piece is in very good condition with only a couple small chips. The termination is a bit rough but which is contact induced, no damage. A nice classic quartz specimen of great shape and quality!

AT38 - Quartz - 130€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.3 x 6.2 x 6.1 cm
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It's a combination of quartz with numerous adularia crystals that completely cover the lower end of the specimen. The main quartz has a visible size of 8.6 x 2.3 cm. At its side you can see two quartz stumps of broken crystals but which are completely re-crystallized with very nice structures. The whole specimen is in very good condition.