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Alpine Minerals #7

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KF09 - Etched Quartz - SOLD
Auernig, Mallnitz, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 5.6 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm

Super-lustrous and super-gemmy etched quartz from Carinthia! The crystal is doubly terminated and pristine all around. I have seen many alpine etched quartzes, but the pieces from this pocket on the top of Auernig mountain have the best luster and clarity of all!

AF08 - Apatite with Quartz - SOLD
Lukmanier, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 10.3 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm

Slightly pink apatites forming a lovely ring around the base of two brilliant quartz crystals. The piece is very elegant as a quartz crystal cluster, and certainly the presence ot the apatites makes it truly unique and special! Excellent aesthetics and condition.

A349 - Rutile - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm

Highly brilliant rutile crystals to 20 mm in length on nicely contrasting calcite matrix! The rutiles feature beautiful striations and are all doubly terminated. No damage.

KN04 - Sphene - SOLD
Wageralm, Amertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm

This is a very fine twinned titanite crystal. Ex Norbert Kammerlander collection.

XY65 - Quartz - SOLD
Pardatsch, Val Nalps, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 11.8 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm

Superb clear quartz from Val Nalps, a valley neighbouring the much more famous Val Curnera (Cavradi gorge). No damage.

XY68 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.3 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm

Killer miniature from the best pocket of ironroses ever found in the entire Alps!

CL07 - Closed Gwindel - 3900€
Galenstock, Tiefengletscher, Furka, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 4.6 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm

WOW! What a huge closed gwindel! The crystal features a dramatic twist and is clear like ice from top to bottom! A few trivial chips are present on the side edges, barely visible when displayed from the front side. Indeed, the size of this closed gwindel is truly incredible, it is one of the biggest and most exciting ones i have ever seen!

CL09 - Closed Gwindel - 900€
Caschle, Rueras, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm

Superb closed gwindel, very thin and elegant, featuring a great twist. The bottom side is fully crystalized and not damaged.

PM66 - Wulfenite - 310€
Grube Stefanie, Bleiberg, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 6.8 x 4.8 x 4.7 cm

Thick and sturdy wulfenite crystals on white carbonate matrix. The main crystals are undamaged. Ex Karl Kontrus collection.

KN05 - Citrine - SOLD
Sonnblick Nordwand, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9 x 7.4 x 3.8 cm

Excellent citrine from the Austrian alps! The colour is a very pleasing yellow hue, and the bottom/back sides are fully recrystalized. Ex Norbert Kammerlander collection.

PM16 - Aragonite - SOLD
Erzberg, Eisenerz, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 6.9 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm

Superb elongated blue aragonite "fingers" from Styria! Very sculptural and eye-candy. Well formed all around. And besides: rare like hell!

SF23 - Closed Gwindel - 1250€
Cavradiras, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.4 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm

This is a perfect closed gwindel freestanding on a matrix formed by regular smoky quartz crystals! It is 23 mm tall and super-gemmy in the top section. The gwindel is in perfect condition.

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