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Alpine Treasures 30

SO728 - Quartz - 800€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm
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A sparkling fireworks of highest quality quartz, artfully arranged on this fabulous floater specimen. The piece is 99% perfect with only one small chip that is virtually invisible on this sweeping and brilliant specimen. Absolutely spectacular aesthetics and quality! Ex Wolfgang Vötter collection

RK427 - Titanite - Sold
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.8 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
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Large crystal size is definitely the most prominent feature of this specimen! The main crystal is a well developed titanite interlocked with smaller ones which makes this an attractive specimen with 3-dimensional character. Some backligth brings out the mossy green and chestnut brown colors as you can see in the picture (the second picture shows the piece with incident light only). Definitely a very nice specimen of impressive size and in great condition.

DK27 - Quartz Sceptre - 1400€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.8 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
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Best luster on all sides, a glassy crystal and a very distinctive sceptre habit make this an attractive specimen in person! Through the transparent sceptre head you can see several individual patches of golden iron oxide which adds much in respect of color and general beauty. The complex termination is in very good although not completely flawless condition. The bottom is re-crystallized and perfect. Have a look on the video for a better view on this unusually nice specimen!

WL909 - Skeletal Quartz - 4500€
Ritterkopf, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 27 x 10.5 x 10 cm
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This huge skeletal quartz is totally unique for its fascinating shape and the marvelous quality! What used to be a large quartz prism is heavily dissolved on both bottom and top while largely keeping the hexagonal shape in the middle section. Through the highly lustrous front face you can see through the whole glassy, slightly smoky crystal body right to the more etched backside which is just beautiful to look at! The condition is near-perfect with only a couple very small chips which is stunning on a heavy piece like this! Shape, quality and sheer size come together on this dramatic specimen!

MI2 - Epidote - 5800€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.8 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
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A classic epidote specimen from the worlds best locale for the mineral: Knappenwand! The largest crystal of the piece is a little over 1cm thick and 5 cm long. It has brilliant luster and a sharp termination with some rough corners but no damage. Combined with several other crystals it is grown out from a compact cluster of epidote and byssolite that is naturally developed all around with no breaks or contacts. The backside shows a small apatite crystal, very characteristic for the locale. The condition is near-perfect with only some damage at the smallest of side-crystals. Definitely one of the finer specimens of epidote with its very own elegant character!

RK196 - Quartz Sceptre - Sold
Saurüssel, Zemmgrund, Zillertaler Alpen, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 2.6 x 1.1 x 1 cm
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This little candy is a very sharp and glassy amethyst sceptre with inclusions of mica and rutile near the bottom. With the exception of one virtually invisible chip at the middle section this quartz is flawless.

WA16 - Calcite - 160€
Kaprun, Glocknergruppe, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 12.9 x 10.6 x 8.7 cm
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The size of this Alpine calcite crystal is totally impressive unique for the locale! The scalenohedral calcite is extremely well developed and is in excellent condition all around. Also the bottom is not broken or trimmed but crystallized with chlorite. The chlorite also adds some greenish tinge to the translucent white crystal without disturbing the elegant character. Very impressive and appealing in person!

KN256 - Smoky Quartz - 420€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm
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This smoky quartz has what you could call textbook aesthetics! A single dominant main crystal is accompanied by two small side-crystals, fanning out from the base. All three crystals are of high quality and in flawless condition!

AT64 - Quartz - 370€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 14 x 10.7 x 11.3 cm
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One single quartz crystal stands out from a complex matrix of glassy quartz crystals, white adularia and some brown limonite. The main crystal is perfectly flawless and of very good quality. The matrix is mostly unharmed too but right beside the main quartz there is a rough zone which is partly due to contact, partly damaged. A rewarding Alpine specimen if you can live with some imperfection!

ZH3 - Emerald - 1800€
Leckbachrinne, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 15.1 x 6.4 x 2.8 cm
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This is a characteristic specimen from Habach valley that features a single 3.2 cm emerald crystal that's embedded in a silvery schist matrix. The emerald shows intensive and gemmy green color that only needs very little light to emerge from between the silvery glistening mica! Size and quality of this crystal are quite amazing!

AT62 - Smoky Quartz - 95€
Floitengrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 10.2 x 4.1 x 3 cm
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While the interior of this smoky quartz is mostly coulded and non-transparent the surface is nicely lustrous with striations from bottom to top. Towards the termination, where you will also find some glassy patches, the color is especially intensive which is rare for the locale and the most special aspect of this piece. Unusual and in exceptionally well condition!

XY6 - Quartz - 90€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 4 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm
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It's a perfect little tessin-quartz from Val Bedretto that strikes with highest quality and textbook shape alike! It shows wet-look luster on all sides and up to the flawelss and sharp termination. The backside has some mica and limonite which adds color and structure without disturbing the classic elegance. An absolutely brilliant little specimen of finest quartz!