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Alpine Treasures 25

LL227 - Quartz - Sold
Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 7.7 x 7.2 x 3.6 cm
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This Alpine beauty distinctively shows the characteristic Tessin-quartz habit in perfection! It has very nice hand size with a vertical main crystal that’s a little over 6 cm. The quality here is exceptionally high! Best glassy crystals with superb luster all over and no damage whatsoever! The main quartz and its side-crystals are associated with shimmering muscovite. Very sculpturesque as you can see in our video!

AF21 - Apatite - Sold
Hoher Weisszint, Zillertaler Alpen, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 3.5 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm
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The main apatite is prominently displayed on this lovely specimen in a way that offers the full hexagon! Around 1.3 cm in diameter and 0.5 cm thick the glassy crystal is not exceptionally large but well proportioned and of very good quality! It sits upon a piece of matrix that is a mix of feldspar, apatite, chlorite and even some muscovote at the backside. An attractive little floater with no damage!

RQ18 - Quartz - 1800€
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 3.4 x 1.9 cm
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This single crystal is a complete, all terminated floater of transparent quartz. Its unique architecture produces unusual faces, odd angles and sharp edges all adding up to this distinctive jewel! A close inspection even shows very fine and beautiful surface patterns. Having only very small edge-wear this is an outstanding specimen of high quality and very much unique design!

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!

ED12 - Quartz - 270€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.4 x 5.9 x 3 cm
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This is basically a single colorless quartz yet it is accompanied by smaller side-crystals and some white fledspar that acts as supporting matrix. The crystal is of very nice quality: Glassy interior, sharp cut termination and brilliant surface luster that is especially good at the front. Some structure really adds to the beauty of this specimen! The whole specimen is in best condition with only one hardly visible damage near the base. Even the bottom is all crystallized and lustrous which is rare on a piece like this! A charming specimen from this classic locale!

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!

BH1 - Quartz - Sold
Hocharnwand, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 7.4 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
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Rarely do you find specimens of such exceptionally high quality! Especially the upper half of this single crystals specimen is top notch quality: completely limpid through and through and amazing wet look luster on all sides! The termination is sharp and flawless down to the microscopic level! Further down the crystal gets milky but still shows the perfect luster and beautiful striations on the surface. The bottom is contacted, not broken. This is one fantastic specimen that immediately catches the eye despite its medium size. Crystal quality at its very best!

GM782 - Rutile - Sold
Murursprung, Ankogelgruppe, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.8 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm
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Definitely one of the finest single rutile crystal we have ever seen coming from Austria! It is exceptionally large, free of any damage and shows some nice red color, although - due to its thickness - only at the surface. Unlike most other known crystals this rutile is even doubly terminated with a very beautiful and well structured crystallization at the bottom! The whole crystal is brightly lustrous as you can well see on our video. While the Ankogel group is usually famous for great sagenite rutile, this fantastic crystal is massive and exceptionally thick. A real stunner in person!

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!

RT42 - Adularia - Sold
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.4 x 5.2 x 1.5 cm
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Unusual adularia from Val Giuv that comes as a flat tile, composed of characteristic white crystals. The mirroring front face is very nicely patterned and pristine! At closer view you can identify two intergrown structures. One main part is all complete and appears as a compound of two major crystals. The lower part is is a little different in growth, more jagged and less compact. There seems to be some kind of contact but which is all recrystallized and perfect. Without doubt a marvelous specimen for this material!

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!