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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.

AF37 - Smoky Quartz - 750€
Kleines Bielenhorn, Furka pass area, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 5 x 5.2 cm
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A very compact and characteristic smoky quartz group from Uri. The quartz is limpid, lustrous and shows very fine surface structure. All larger crystals are totally free of any damage with perfect pointed terminations or chisel terminations. There is one damaged side-crystal but which is at the very back of this specimen and not visible from the frontside. The bottom is all contacted, not broken. A beautiful piece all over in very good condition!

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.

OK4 - Quartz - 530€
Piz Vatgira, Val Nalps, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.4 x 7.7 x 5 cm
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Perfect textbook composition and a striking outline highlight this marvelous quartz specimen. The prismatic main crystal is water-clear, sharp and highly lustrous on all sides. Side crystals are of matching quality and nicely arranged around the main crystal. The largest side crystal has a contacted termination, encrusted with some matrix, that is but completely free of damage. The matrix is crystallized at the bottom. All in all there is no considerable damage, only peripheral contacts and a tiny ding at the main crystal that is not visible from the front. A beautiful example for high class Alpine quartz!

OK29 - Quartz Sceptre - 2200€
Wolfskofel, Schwarzenbachtal, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 10.2 x 5.2 x 3.6 cm
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Wow, what a great sceptre! The asymmetrical piece holds a sceptre head, over 8 cm in size, lustrous and perfect. While the head is mostly translucently white, the body is in parts completely clear. At the piece's bottom you see some mica and pericline attached to the quartz, which even adds some more beauty. Great structure, unusual growth and high quality add up to this fantastic and imposing piece. Watch our video for a 360 degree view!

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.

SS11 - Quartz - 450€
Surrein, Sedrun, Tujetsch, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 7 x 5.9 x 3.7 cm
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The attractive honey-yellow color, provided by a layer of iron oxide, makes this quartz specimen a brilliant choice for every collector of Alpine variety. It is a floater in overall good condition though admittedly not completely perfect. Excellent luster, clarity and color combine to a sparkling fireworks as you can very well see in our video.

FJ3 - Fluorite - 4500€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 18.5 x 14.1 x 9.5 cm
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This is a huge and simply incredible specimen from Zogno! Not only is it the impressive size or the combination of distinct cubical crystal shape and amorphous etches. What is totally striking here is the fantastic color that virtually explodes from this piece at direct backlight. Depending on the light-temperature the fluorite shines in a dark satiated purple at warm light or intensive blue at colder light. The whole cluster is in perfect condition and has no downsides. Absolutely brilliant and amazing!

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!

GM3 - Quartz - 4300€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 13.3 x 11.7 x 6.7 cm
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Hold on to something, that's as good as it gets! The quality of these quartz crystals, aesthetically arranged on that formidable specimen, is absolutely pristine and the best you will ever find. Extremely lustrous and perfectly clear. You could read a newspaper through the 3.4 cm thick main crystal without any trouble. All side crystals are of matching quality and visually support the main crystal. The untamed aesthetics makes for a real eye-catcher and leaves a natural yet somehow supernatural specimen!

FJ44 - Apatite - 1800€
Fusio, Val Lavizzara, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
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Alpine apatite of such large and massy calibre is not just rare but almost impossible to get! This piece has been in several important collections before (we include the labels!) and for a reason. The crystal is translucent to transparent and shows a distinct hexagon although the bottom and backside are very much contacted - yet not broken. Its surface is mostly silky flat but especially the front face is highly lustrous. There is some chloritization present all around the crystal which adds a nice Alpine character. This is without question an outstanding piece that impresses with just huge size for an Alpine apatite!