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Alpine Minerals 26

OG306 - Titanite - Sold
Gamsmutter, Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 2.3 x 1.4 x 1 cm
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A lovely little titanite single crystal floater of excellent quality! The translucent yellow green titanite is a perfectly developted twin crystal with superb luster and flawless. There is some chlorite present as well as one tiny rutile needle. A perfect little marvel!

CW234 - Quartz - 850€
Marmottakluft, Grimselpass, Haslital, Kanton Bern, Switzerland
Size: 6.9 x 6 x 3.8 cm
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Impressive clarity and aesthetics are main attractions of this very fine small cabinet quartz specimen. The main crystal has a length of 6.7 cm and protrudes from the very center of a very beautiful group of crystals. The quartz is all pristine, colorless, lustrous and highly aesthetic! The tip of the main crystal is somewhat worn but which is not all too obvious and is the only small downside on this otherwise attractive specimen!

FP296 - Fluorite - 950€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.4 x 4.6 x 3 cm
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The majority of fluorites from Weißeck is dull due to humid acid etchings. This breathtaking specimen preserved its scintillating luster embedded in permafrost before it was found in the so called ice-cleft. The quality is beautiful fluorite floater is really amazing with best luster and clarity on sharp and flawless cubes. Also in terms of aesthetics this piece is unique and appealing alike! Very attractive and pristine!

RK403 - Adularia - Sold
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.4 x 6 x 3.4 cm
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This stack of twinned adularia crystals shows excellent quality, much better and clearer as you are used to from this species. Luster is great all around but most importantly there are large parts of gemmy clear adularia which is extremely rare in this extent! The whole piece is complete and flawless with a contact at the back that is all re-crystallized and perfect. A brilliant and outstanding piece for this otherwise common material!

EN459 - Smoky Quartz - 4000€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 23 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm
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It's hard to believe that such an impressive, heavy specimen came out nearly perfect and unharmed! The termination is sharp and flawless and when turning the piece around there is only very minimal damage. One crack at the lower half does no completely run through, there is only a small part broken off. What's special here besides the exceptional size is the superb quality. The quartz is glassy from bottom to top and shows best shiny luster on all sides! Also the bottom is mostly crystallized, not broken. Some muscovite at the side additional character. Absolutely stunning in person with best luster and dramatic size!

DK28 - Quartz Sceptre - Sold
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.1 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
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However you turn this piece there are all just perfectly well and sharp crystallizations, complex structures and beautiful details! The quartz is colorless and glassy with sparkling surfaces on countless protruding sceptre heads. Pristine quality is paired with unique shape!

EP103 - Fluorite with Calcite - 2850€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.2 x 7.8 x 4.1 cm
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This brilliant fluorite specimen from Weisseck is in absolutely best condition all around! The specimen is an elegant sculpture composed of stacked purple fluorite cubes up to 1.5 cm on edge. The fluorites show intensive purple color at the core with colorless zones towards the surface which makes it easier for the light to enter and let the piece shine! The surface is highly lustrous which is a rare thing for Weisseck fluorites as most of them are dull from humic acid etchings. This piece on the other hand was found at the permafrost soil and kept its superb luster! Here and there you can find some orange calcite crystals attached to the fluorite which adds some more color and diversity. Have a look on our video to see the piece from all sides, including the fully crystallized backside!

RK17 - Quartz - 115€
Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
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This little scepter quartz is absolutely gorgeous in person! The comparably large head has a smoky tinge to it and is completely glassy with wet-look luster on all sides. The tip is somewhat irregular grown and perfectly crystallised. A lovely little piece of marvelous quality!

SK18 - Quartz - 450€
Auernig, Mallnitz, Ankogel, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 12.7 x 8 x 5.9 cm
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A characteristic Alpine quartz specimen with sharp prismatic shape and pointed termination. Around the base you find green chlorite, smaller quartz crystals and some feldspar which are typical signs for the Alpine origin. Especially the front of the crystal has some beautiful surface structure and is very much lustrous. The crystal's interior is transparent and colorless. Overall the piece is in very good condition with only a couple small chips. The termination is a bit rough but which is contact induced, no damage. A nice classic quartz specimen of great shape and quality!

PB458 - Quartz with Adularia - Sold
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.3 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
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Three stocky quartz crystals set on a rich matrix are composing this excellent specimen. A colorful example of high quality quartz in association with adularia, byssolite and limonite. The quartz is sharply developed, water clear and free of any damage! Below the sparkling trinity you can see orange limonite and green byssolite which add the colors for this attractive piece. Some adularia completes the picture to form this gorgeous paragenesis! An Alpine beauty of exceptional grade and remarkable beauty!

OK239 - Epidote on Quartz - 4700€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 5.4 x 3.7 cm
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While Austria is known for its world class epidote it is extremely diffcult to find epidote from Switzerland. And if you ever do they are usually small or ugly or both. This specimen is actually one of the very best ones I have ever seen. Not only is the epidote unusually large and well crystallized but also is the overall aesthetic of the specimen just stunning and exceptional! The epidote is 3.8 cm long, flawless, mostly transparent and with a characteristic mossy green color. It is prominently set on a group of colorless glassy quartz that is equally perfect. The whole specimen is like a sculpture and very 3-dimensional, as you can see in our video!

AT50 - Hematite on Adularia - 300€
Fibbia, Fontana, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm
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A very distinctly defined specimen of hematite on adularia that comes as an all complete floater! The hematite is a complex iron rose that presents a well formed hexagon, composed of countless tabular hematite petals. The luster is good, not overwhelming. As a very much contrasting matrix the adularia is similarly well developed, snow white but with some hematite littered across its surface. A highly aesthetic specimen in thumbnail size.