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Alpine Treasures 24

BV019 - Quartz - Sold
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
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A cluster of glassy quartz crystals is nested in a furrow between rock matrix, adularia and amianth. One single main crystal ascends from the center and catches the eye through impressive design and quality! All over this piece there is no damage. All crystals are in very best condition, water clear and with best luster on all sides!

UV733 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 3600€
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.4 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm
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Closed gwindel specimens are extremely rare and even more so in such exceptional quality and color! Characteristic for the locale the quartz shows warm brown color, encased in a surface of beautiful structure and brilliant luster. The crystal is encompassed by several smaller smokies, held together by a flat quartz aggregate that is completely crystallized on the backside. The whole specimen is damage-free with only some peripheral contacts but which are hardly visible. An absolutely striking and gorgeous closed gwindel specimen!

FB35 - Amethyst - 3700€
Fieschergletscher, Berner Alpen, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 5.8 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm
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When searching for Swiss amethyst specimens mindat.org shows me exactly 10 pictures. A sign for the sheer rareness of this mineral in Switzerland, as most Alpine amethyst comes from Austria. This scepter amethyst is out of the famous find at Fieschergletscher, made by Kaspar Fahner. The intense purple color is unique for this locale and absolutely fabulous. This cluster of colorless quartz and amethyst is appealingly aesthetic with a distinctive outline and good color contrast. An incredibly rare piece and utterly beautiful!

OK2 - Pericline - 145€
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 10.2 x 9.3 x 3.5 cm
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Very nice quality pericline crystals with a couple of small adularias in between. The largest pericline is around 2.5 cm long. An elegant specimen of beautiful white color that's free of any damage.

PE1 - Titanite - Sold
Lukmanierpass, Adula Alpen, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.1 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm
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Bright green color and impressive size make this single crystal titanite an incredibly rare and unusually stunning specimen from the Swiss Alps! The color is in fact a mix of intensive apple green and some reddish brown spots - a color that would be much more typical for the locale. The twin crystal is sharp, flawless and complete even at the bottom rendering it a floater of exceptional quality and uttermost perfection! Have a look on our video and get impressed of the sheer beauty of this Swiss titanite!

BB2 - Quartz - 650€
Hocharn, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 15.5 x 9.2 x 5.5 cm
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The 15 cm quartz crystal show a classic symmetric shape with a pointed termination and broad, lustrous front faces. The bottom is contacted halfway up on the back where the crystal detatched from the rock but is all free of damage as is the rest of this rather dramatic specimen. The clouded lower part is accompanied by a couple of small side-crystals which makes for a nice outline. Further up the crystal turns completely glassy and tapers towards a sharp and flawless pointed termination! A marvelous quartz of considerable size!

TF580 - Fluorite - Sold
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
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It's one of those specimens that look like a piece of art! A perfect floater with a unique, kind of rounded shape that's caused by massive modifications of the original cubic crystals. Very special also is the intensive water-blue color that is easily visible throughout the transparent crystal and that is especially strong at daylight! The piece comes from a small find with only four specimens in the third cavern of the summit cleft of Weisseck, the so called Jackpot Pocket. Absolutely stunning in shape and quality and extremely hard to find on the market!

FJ28 - Quartz - 850€
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 12 x 9 x 6.2 cm
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A classic aggregation of glassy quartz crystals and brown to orange limonite with a dominant main crystals protruding from the top. While there are very few minor issues here or there the main crystal is all perfect. Even the backside of the more massive quartz matrix is all crystallized making this a complete floater specimen! The contrast of limonate to colorless quartz is characteristic for the locale and overall appealing. Classic Alpine beauty in strikingly well condition!

MI11 - Smoky Quartz - 2300€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 8.7 x 6.6 x 6.6 cm
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The main crystal at this high quality smoky quartz specimen is a stocky exemplar of best luster and clarity with a distinctive brown color. The growth pattern is rather unusual, two parallelly intergrown crystals forming a single large and dominant quartz. It is prominently nested between a number of smaller crystals that display the same beautiful quality. A brilliant and highly attractive smoky quartz on matrix!

BT9 - Quartz - 400€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 13.6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
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With considerable size and brilliant, sparkling quality, this is an exceptionally fine piece from the Rauris valley! The single crystal is all flawless, transparent and lustrous right down to the crystallized bottom. A complete marvel with no downsides!

RL301 - Rutile on Albite and Siderite - Sold
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 5 x 4.1 cm
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An unusual and pretty paragenesis that displays a sagenite grid on white albite associated with siderite. There are actually several sagenite layers cutting through the albite making this a very interesting an rare specimen from the NEAT construction site. The piece is a complete floater that's crystallized on all sides. A fascinating specimen of unusual composition!

CB707 - Hematite and Smoky Quartz on Adularia - Sold
Fibbia, Fontana, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 8.8 x 5.8 x 3 cm
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Fibbia is by far Switzerlands most significant source of hematite in the iron rose aggregate! This specimen is an exceptionally well balanced combination of one single isolated iron rose and two smoky quartz crystals grown atop a very well crystallized adularia matrix. The well defined hematite is only very loosely connected to the adularia thus you are able to see its beauty from all around. At some patches the hematite grew around single towering adularia which makes for lovely details in close-up. The quartz is all perfect, glassy and doubly terminated. The matrix is all natural and there is no damage anywhere here. Very well defined and stunning aesthetics made from high quality crystals!