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EH08 - Smoky Quartz - 2650€
Galmihorn, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 10 x 6 x 5.7 cm
 
 
 

Dark and clear smoky quartz cluster featuring great shape and condition! The bottom side is fully crystalized also, and hosts quite a lot of small hematite crystals. The main crystal tips are fully clean of dings, only one small side crystal on low left side shows some chipping on the termination. This is, however, nothing in context and easily forgivable, especially considering the overall fantastic condition of the specimen. A great choice for every enthusiast of alpine quartz specimens!


A385 - Epidote - 1800€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.9 x 1.7 x 1 cm
 

This is top quality cluster of five epidote crystals in nearly parallel growth. The piece comes from older findings (not from the recent mining period) at the world-famous Knappenwand in the Untersulzbach valley. All terminations are in perfect condition, there is absolutely no damage and no repair! This is one of the very best miniatures from the locale we have ever owed!


CL04 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 4500€
Winterstock, Göschenertal, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 6.5 x 3 cm
 

Gorgeous smoky quartz gwindel featuring fantastic luster and clarity! There are no cracks inside the crystal, and the bottom side is fully crystalized (what is truly rare on gwindels!). One of the left tips shows a tiny ding on the tip, barely visible from the front side, all the other tips are in perfect condition. Fantastic sample from a famous and classic Swiss locale!


CL11 - Hematite - 1300€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.5 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm
 

A bunch of hematite blades perched atop quartz and schist matrix! The biggest crystal is 3.2 cm wide. Small rutile crystals, which are so typical of the locale, are present in some places. the crystals on the front side are all in perfect condition, just one crystal in the back shows damage, but this is insignificant as it is not visible from the front side. Fantastic aesthetics and composition!


A356 - Amethyst Sceptre - 1350€
Wurtenkees, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 6.6 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
 

Beautiful and rare amethyst sceptre from one of the best amethyst pockets ever found in Carinthia. This is indeed a great sample from this important find, any only very few have ever been offered for sale. No damage.


CL01 - Iron Rose - 3800€
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 6.8 x 4.3 cm
 

Highly lustrous hematite aggregate measuring 5.1 cm across perched on adularia and granite matrix! The asymetric growth of the ironrose sets a strong dynamic impact and gives character to the piece. Furthermore, the stepped growth of the shiny faces is particularly beautiful and makes this piece truly special. Tiny bruising is presend along a few edges, but this is truly insignificant. The overall composition is just amazing! Great choice for every lover of alpine minerals!


EH01 - Epidote with Byssolite - 2400€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.8 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
 

Superb epidote on bysolite floater crystal cluster! The epidotes show magnificent luster, as well as clarity and the typical olive colour when backlight. All crystals in the front are undamaged, just one small crystal in the rear side is not terminated. This is, however, insignificant and not at all visible from the front side. This piece comes from the fecent mining period and is one of the very best floater combination specimens found in recent years!


A360 - Amethyst - 800€
Wurtenkees, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
 

A bunch of nice sceptre amethysts on quartz matrix. From one of the best amethyst pockets ever found in Carinthia. This is indeed a great sample from this important find, any only very few have ever come to the market. Great condition and shape!



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