A very elegant crystal with a glassy body from bottom to top. It shows a symmetric, tapering habit and has a pointed termination that is somewhat rough but not damaged. Around the bottom there are some short side-crystals all of which are in best condition as well. The base is not broken but re-crystallized which makes this an actual floater. Very impressive and in superb condition!
This sparkling little specimen is a real eye-candy! Sharp and lustrous titanite on a matrix of pristine white pericline and smaller titanite side-crystals! The largest crystals are one doubly terminated, gemmy titanite with 1.6 cm in length and a sharply protruding and equally gemmy one that has 1.3 cm. Also the backside of the specimen is largely crystallized and in best condition. Absolutely gorgeous in person!
This fluorite from the important "Eiskluft" shows quite the unusual aesthetics. The cubical fluorites are arranged as a distinctive spatial pocket, completely clad in sharp, lustrous and glassy purple crystals. The periphery of that pocket is contacted but has no damage. The fluorite aggregate is elevated on some matrix which makes it even more attractive from the aesthetical approach!
The golden color of these calcite crystals originates from iron oxide and creates a distinctive contrast to the light grey/brown matrix. Hundreds of scalenohedral crystals are crowded on the rock and show good luster and quality. A nice locality piece from this uncommon locale!
One prominent quartz crystal of excellent quality is set on a light grey rock matrix with accompanying smaller crystals. The main crysal is 4.3 cm long, glassy, sharp and flawless. Absolutely amazing Cavradi quartz quality!
It's hard to describe this specimen as it is much to 3-dimensional and complex for a picture. On our video you can see that this is a very massive cluster of well shaped, lustrous and transparent quartz that is heavily stacked to form this almost ball-like shape! What I like is the rich surface structure that makes this piece special. The condition is generally good with only some minor issues. A very particular specimen that might not be for everyone but is definitely rewarding and impressive in person!
This is pristine high quality adularia clustered on a white feldspar matrix. The main crystals here are of glassy, gemmy quality with superb luster and sharply developed as is extremely rare in Alpine pieces! Being in very best condition this is an exceptional piece of Alpine feldspar!
Ex Wolfgang Vötter collection!
This massive 3.6 kg quartz group was found by my father Anton Watzl senior in 1987 near the "Neue Thüringer Hütte". It rested inside a 5 meter deep cleft together with smaller specimens like adularia, titanite and skeletal quartz. Both crystals are of excellent quality, glassy and lustrous. The condition is overall very good. One crystal is damaged at the tip but luckily that is not visible from the front. The bottom is not broken but contacted or re-crystallized after detachment. During extraction from the cleft the two crystals went apart and had to be glued together but that is nothing you would easily see. Size, quality and composition make this an eye-catcher of pure Alpine quartz!
While not exceptionally large this specimen amazes with brilliant quality and an unusually complex and fascinating architecture. All around you can see interlocked crystals of very best quality that sum up to this sparkling sculpture!
Distinctive shape and quality of this little sceptre specimen are really just brilliant. The fact that it is repaired at the divide between stem and head as well as chips at the lower backside might hurt a bit but none of that is visible from the front. On the plus side we have intensive purple color, a glassy crystal, sharp and distinctive shape and a nice lustrous surface. A very attractive specimen if you can live with an imprefect backside.
This smoky quartz specimen is a complete floater in very best condition! One minor abrasion at the lower termination is all, the rest is flawless. The crystal shows intensive brown color and nice clarity, especially towards the terminations. Some adularia crystals are attached here and there which add to the overall very nice aesthetics. The terminations show some chloritization while all prism faces are highly lustrous. A very attractive piece of Austrian smoky quartz!
Among local collectors this skeletal quartz is well known and counts as one of the best of it's kind! And that's not surprising if you see the brilliant quality and the sweeping shape! The piece is a completely etched floater with only hints left to guess the original hexagonal prisma shape. It is colorless, water-clear and with best sparkling luster on all sides! A marvel of excellent quality and condition as you can easily see in our video!