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.
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!
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.
This is a first class specimen of Alpine amethyst, developed as a cluster of scepters that show absolutely best purple color! The crystals are sharp and extremely lustrous, glassy and virtually flawless. Only some minor chips are visible but not significant on an important piece like this. Bottom and backside are contacted but not damaged. The incredible color and luster of this specimen are best visible in our video!
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.
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!
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!
One remarkable apatite crystal of size is perched on a small piece of matrix, covered with smaller apatite and muscovite. Aside of one contact at the side which is nicely recrystallized there is no flaw on this piece. The beautiful Alpine character combined with good quality provides a special charm to this specimen.
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!
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.
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.
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.