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Alpine Treasures 31


XK157 - Quartz - 700€
Hornspitze, Mitterbachtal, Ahrntal, South-Tirol, Italy
Size: 7.8 x 6.8 x 4.2 cm
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Hornspitze is a mountain right on the border between Austria and Italy (or, if you prefer, between North Tyrol and South Tyrol) that is surrounded by a harsh glacial landscape. Minerals from this locale are rare but this very specimen is just wonderful! The matrix is crystallized with feldspar and quartz micro-crystals on all sides, even the bottom, which makes this a floater specimen. Along the ridge there are several transparent quartz crystals up to 5.3 cm long and flawless. A lovely specimen with a distinctive outline and great quality overall!


YR362 - Pericline - 225€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.1 x 6.8 x 3.5 cm
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This is an extremely nice and sculpturesque exemplar of Alpine pericline that is composed of lustrous off-white crystals, towering upon each other and held together by some silery mica-schist and rusty brown limonite on the backside. The overall aesthetics is very intriguing and elegant, condition is outstanding!


DT316 - Hematite - 1200€
Fibbia, Fontana, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 3.4 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm
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As you can see in the pictures both front and backside of this iron-rose specimen are extremely well defined, free standing and show mirroring luster! The hematite is attached to a small, very well proportioned piece of rock matrix with sparkling albite and quartz micro-crystals. Everything is in outstanding condition and shows perfectly beautiful and enchanting aesthetics!


AT38 - Quartz - 130€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.3 x 6.2 x 6.1 cm
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It's a combination of quartz with numerous adularia crystals that completely cover the lower end of the specimen. The main quartz has a visible size of 8.6 x 2.3 cm. At its side you can see two quartz stumps of broken crystals but which are completely re-crystallized with very nice structures. The whole specimen is in very good condition.


KI17 - Emerald - 1500€
Leckbachrinne, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.9 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
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Very characteristic for the famous Leckbachrinne in Habachtal this specimen presents a great contrast of dark silvery mica schist and a single, intensively green and gemmy emerald. The crystal is 1.9 x 0.7 cm in size and shows a fantastic emerald-green color. It is free of damage and has a frosted surface. A well proportioned specimen from Europes best locality for emerald crystals!


RK194 - Quartz - 63€
Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 3 x 2 cm
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A single quartz crystal of nice transparency that lets you see right through to the backside where an irregular crust is covering and intergrown with the quartz which, from the front, looks like a rock face. The quartz is lustrous and sharp and in overall good condition but with a damage at the lower left side. The bottom is re-healed, not freshly broken.


HJ351 - Quartz - 420€
Wolfskofel, Schwarzenbachtal, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 8.2 x 6 x 2.5 cm
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A single doubly terminated quartz lies atop a lovely piece of matrix: silvery mica-schist with a crust of muscovite and pericline atop. The quartz is 5.9 cm long, totally glassy and lustrous and in excellent condition. A very well defined specimen from this uncommon locale near Schwarzenstein mountain.


JC156 - Quartz - 2800€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 18.7 x 12 x 8 cm
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The matrix is a complex, if not chaotic assebly of schist, quartz and feldspar with limonite and some rutile needles. Protruding from this sparkling chaos stands a single towering quart of brilliant quality! The tapering tessin quartz shows beautiful striations with best luster and is completely glassy! A fantastic and undamaged specimen with a winning character of untamed nature!


GS126 - Titanite - 1800€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.6 x 4.1 x 2.9 cm
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The main titanite has a size of 2.7 cm and prominently shows its gemmy side with a mix of mossy green and brown. The crystal is very well defined and sharp. Towards its left end it starts to get encompassed by some chlorite which also dominates the back of the specimen where a tight cluster of titanites is present as you can very well see in our video. The titanite cluster is set on a small piece of feldspar/chlorite matrix that is crystallized even at the bottom.


AK878 - Quartz - 270€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm
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It's a small jewel of exceptional quality and charming aesthetics! Vibrant luster, complex architecture and glassy transparency! As a complete and flawless floater this is a superb little quartz with no downsides!


AT37 - Quartz with Adularia - 95€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.2 x 9.8 x 6 cm
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This combination of quartz and adularia is crystallized all around with a group of glassy quartz at the front and a nice adularia covered landscape at the back. The bottom is contacted but re-crystallized. The overall condition is very good but there is one damaged crystal at the front.