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Alpine Treasures 25



RQ18 - Quartz - Sold
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!


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!


FP979 - Epidote - 1900€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.9 x 3 x 1.3 cm
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An especially lovely piece of epidote from the famous Knappenwand that is absolutely flawless despite its incredibly fragile structure of thin, glassy crystals. Direct illumination reveals the typical green and brown color. All crystals are of perfect quality: lustrous, gemmy and with sharp terminations. This piece is a floater and a really excellent one indeed! The video shows more of the brilliant quality and the almost magical composition.


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!