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Alpine Minerals #6


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XY46 - Sceptre Quartz - SOLD
Gleize pass, Gap, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Size: 10.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
 

Lovely doubly terminated sceptre quartz from French alps.


A357 - Quartz - SOLD
Gotthard Mountains, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 11.3 x 8.5 x 6.6 cm
 

Great clear and elongated quartz crystals on matrix. Little bit of chlorite adds a typical alpine character. No damage.


CL05 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Rhonegletscher, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 8.8 x 7.1 x 1.9 cm
 

WOW! What a superb smoky gwindel! The shape is exceptionally fine (see the left side counts 10 individual crystal tips!) Furthermore, the bottom side is fully crystalized (which is also remarkable and very rare!), the luster and clarity are amazing throughout, the rear side is sprinkled by hundreds of tiny hematite flakes (very typical of that region), and - most important of all - the twist is phenomenal! What else to look for?


XY95 - Demantoid - SOLD
Val Malenco, Lombardia, Italy
Size: 10 x 7 x 5 cm
 

Super sharp demantoide garnets scattered on schist matrix. No damage.


SF31 - Quartz - SOLD
Fieschergletscher, Berner Alpen, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 11.6 x 11.4 x 10.5 cm
 

Fantastic clear quartz from Valais! Clear like glass, see my fingertips in the back on the right picture, that says it all! Striking quality indeed!


A361 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix , Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Size: 9.7 x 6 x 4.8 cm
 

Pristine and clear quartz crystal featuring great clarity and a very deep smoky hue.


XY56 - Sphene - SOLD
Brand, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11 x 8 x 4.5 cm
 

Stunning bi-colour sphene on pericline matrix! No damage.


XY63 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 5.5 x 3 cm
 

WOW! What an amazing gwindel! The twist of this piece is just unbelievable! Gorgeous!


XY61 - Quartz - SOLD
Gerental, Kanton Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 9.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm
 
 
 

What an amazingly fine clear quaartz of Tessin style! The main crystal is clear like ice throughout. No damage.


XY67 - Closed Gwindel - SOLD
Val Giuv, Surselva, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 3.1 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm
 

WOW! This is an incredible closed gwindel featuring perfect textbook form! Collected by the famous strahler Dosi Venzin.


XY59 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 9.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm
 

This is an exceedingly rare twisted regular quartz! I have seen very few specimens that show this scarce feature, and this one has a stronger twist than any other. The prism faces are indeed wounded around the C-axis, clearly visible from the side angles, and also from top. In addition, this is a totally flawless crystal of ultimate clarity and luster. Probably one of a kind!


A567 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.5 x 7.7 x 6.5 cm
 

Amazing smoky quartz from Tiefenglacier region, combining excellent clarity, superb shape and great luster in a floater specimen!



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