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Alpine Treasures 25

PW9 - Amethyst - 2200€
Haupental, Zamser Grund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 12.7 x 8 x 6.2 cm
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With unusually complex design and superb crystal quality this amethyst specimen is a beauty that needs a closer look to reveal all its fantastic details! The top is devided into several terminations of amethyst and smoky quartz, all very much lustrous and glassy. Further down the quartz grows more compact but still strikes with rich details and exquisite quality! On the lower backside you can see the imprint of a detached prismatic quartz which is very nice and well re-crystallized. The overall condition of this amethyst/smoky quartz structure is near-perfect. The backside is contacted but not damaged and there is only very minimal edge-wear. A brilliant specimen of utterly unique architecture and high quality!

FO1 - Adularia and Pericline and Smoky Quartz - 900€
Innerer Knorrkogel, Gschlöss valley, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 12.4 x 7.7 x 4.8 cm
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A three-dimensional landscape of towering adularia, lustrous smoky quartz and some plain white pericline! This Alpine arrangement of quartz and feldspar is gorgeous in its very own untamed, rough way. It has some peripheral contacts but is overall in surprisingly well condition. Even the underside is completely covered in adularia and smoky quartz micro-crystals! Very nice in person and full of beautiful details!

RQ6 - Fluorite - 1300€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 14.7 x 10.2 x 9.3 cm
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This is a superb piece from the Rieding area at Weisseck that shows exceptionally large fluorite cubes up to 3 cm on edge on a limestone matrix!
The fluorite shows a nice green to blue color - depending on the light color - and is largely transparent. The surface is frosted, yet leaves enough insight into the clear crystals. Large and impressive with tightly packed crystals of great quality and color!
This piece was found in 1997 by my father Anton Watzl senior!

BB24 - Skeletal Quartz - 450€
Amertal, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10 x 9 x 5.5 cm
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With the shape of a mountain and the elegance of pure colorless ice this skeletal quartz is one of a kind of this rare material! The dissolving process on this specimen is very extensive and makes it next to impossible to guess the original crystals shape. Water-clear interior, covered by a breathtakingly rich and beautiful surface. With no noteworthy damage or abrasions this is a dramatic piece for any Alpine or quartz collection!

KY302 - Quartz - 2250€
Marmottakluft, Grimselpass, Haslital, Kanton Bern, Switzerland
Size: 12.1 x 7.4 x 7.1 cm
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This piece strikes with absolute best quality quartz crystals on a beautiful rock matrix! Several crystals are distributed about the matrix, the largest (6,4 cm long) is prominently set at the top. All crystals are in perfectly flawless condition! The rock matrix is rather beautiful as it is permeated with quartz, feldspar and limonite which gives it a lovely aesthetics! Very nice in person and with 3-dimensional appeal!

AF06 - Quartz - 90€
Wolfskofel, Schwarzenbachtal, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 7.2 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
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It's basically two glassy quartz crystals that protrude in opposite directions. The base of those two main crystals is a cluster of smaller quartz but which are crystallized all around so that this is even a floater specimen. Very nice in person, undamaged and from an uncommon locale in South Tyrol!

MI8 - Quartz - 6000€
Muttenhorn, Gletsch, Furka pass area, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7.3 x 7.2 x 4.2 cm
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This is a spectacular Alpine quartz with a quality that is one or two levels above everything else you might have seen from Switzerland! A perfect, pointed and glassy main quartz crystal stands at the very center of this specimen and is surrounded by a row of sparkling side-crystals! The aesthetics is absolutely textbook and perfect all around with no downsides at all! All crystals are of incredibly high quality: Perfectly glassy bodies, sharply defined habit with all flawless pointed terminations and a striking wet-look luster on all sides! Have a look on our video for a better impression of this mindblowing quartz specimen! Its undoubtedly a quartz that satisfies even the highest quality standards!

ZX486 - Titanite - 1800€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.3 x 3.3 x 2 cm
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The main titanite on this brilliant little piece is 1.7 cm long, glassy, lustrous and just perfect! It is associated with several smaller side-crystals, set on a nice piece of matrix that itself is covered in adularia microcrystals. Our video shows the attractive 3-dimensional architecture of this wonderful and beautiful miniature!

YS301 - Amethyst Sceptre - 870€
Saurüssel, Mörchnerkar, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 5.1 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm
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We have seen larger, we have seen more dominant. But this little specimen is absolutely gorgeous and lovely and shows a quality that is almost impossible to find! Several sceptre amethyst crystals are arranged next to each other to form a nice jagged outline. The crystal size ranges from several tiny millimeters to a little over two visible centimeters at the larger amethysts. The largest crystal at the left is actually 4.2 cm long as it continues down to the very bottom of the specimen which you can see in our video. All crystals are glassy, almost watery and highly lustrous all around! The tips show nice purple color that is rather strong for this small sized quartz crystals. Around the amethyst there is some rusty limonite and even some fine needles of rutile which round out the piece. Very unusual and totally lovely in person!

BT13 - Smoky Quartz - 2900€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 15.2 x 9.5 x 6 cm
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Fully loaded with glassy smoky quartz crystals this plate enchantingly sparkles in proper showcase light! All crystals are flawless and highly lustrous. The color varies a little where larger crystals generally show a darker brown, smaller ones are almost colorless. Like hidden in plain sight is a rather large gwindel(!) at the center of the piece but wich is 90° rotated and thus exposing its pointed side. A brilliant discovery!
Best crystal quality and great outline are combined on this masterly smoky quartz specimen. Have a look on our video which stunningly displays the incredible luster on all sides!

IO474 - Fluorite - 3500€
Riedingsee, Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.3 x 10.3 x 6.2 cm
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A perfect floater of stacked green fluorite cubes that shows exceptionally good luster! The 3-dimensional shape is composed of countless transparent fluorites, grown upon each other. At the bottom you can see where the piece detached from the matrix but it's all crystallized and covered with some yellowish crust. The whole thing is without damage. A distinctly 3-dimensional specimen from this classic locale!

TE694 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 1150€
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
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A combination of two smoky quartz crystals is set at the center of this nice flat rock matrix, associated with some smaller smoky quartz. The crystals are completely clear at the inside and show the attractive brown color that is characteristic for the locale. The unusual crystal habit is that of two left-handed crystals with partly visible beginning bottom terminations and shared terminal faces. All those resulting angles give the quartz a counterclockwise twist which defines it as a gwindel. Beautiful aesthetics and high crystal quality in very best condition!