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A507 - Iron Rose - 1700€
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 3.7 x 3.6 x 1.9 cm
 

Superb cluster of highly lustrous hematites on schist matrix! This piece is a true killer miniature, it is perfect all the way around.


SB25 - Fluorite - 580€
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.7 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
 

Pink octahedral fluorites sitting on snow white calcite matrix. Very nice specimen from a small find in the Furka region.


CW38 - Quartz - 800€
Val Cavrein, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 14 x 13.9 x 9.5 cm
 

Wonderful clear quartz crystals on matrix. Typical superior quality from the famous Val Cavrein collecting site. Iron oxide inclusions set a lovely colour contrast. Great condition and visual impact!


ED12 - Epidote with Byssolite - 800€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.2 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
 

Sharp and lustrous epidote crystals in a complete floater cluster. The piece is fully crystalized all around, a nest of byssolite sets a nice contrast on the side. A very 3-dimensional piece! No repair.


ED19 - Iron Rose - 3500€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 7.9 x 5.1 x 2.1 cm
 

Stunning iron rose from one of the very best pockets ever found on the Mörchnerkar collecting site in Ziller valley. Super glossy front faces and the stepped composition of about 10 hematite blades in a row make this truly an exceptional specimen, very rare and highly sought after by alpine collectors. Mica crystals set a pleasing contrast. Alpine hematites of this size are indeed excedingly rare!


ET16 - Demantoid - 6000€
Sferlun, Val Malenco, Lombardia, Italy
Size: 7.9 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
 

Fantastic large demantoide crystals resting on schist matrix. From the classic old finds at Sferlun quarry, Val Malenco. The main crystal group measures 28 mm across and is perched right in the top centre of the piece. All the crystals are in excellent condition. A superb specimen from this old classic locality!


LE08 - Quartz - 300€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.3 x 5.1 x 2.2 cm
 

Incredibly clear "Tessin" style quartz crystals in a very aesthetic group. The crystals have wonderful striations and are super lustrous on all sides!


CZ12 - Rutile - 450€
Breithorn, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 5.7 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
 

A 12 by 10 mm "knee" twin crystal perched on schist matrix.


SZ11 - Smoky Quartz - 600€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 7.2 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm
 

Totally clear smoky quartz cluster on granite matrix. The piece comes from the famous Rufibach pocket and is in perfect condition all around.


A206 - Strontianite - 250€
Oberdorf an der Laming, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 6.2 x 5.2 x 4.8 cm
 

Large, elongated strontianite crystals with 6-sided pyramidal termination on dolomite matrix. Very 3-dimensional and perfect on all sides. Strontianites of the "quartz" habit are very rare, only very few specimens have been found in the 1960s. This piece comes from an old miner and is an excellent sample from the find.


RB26 - Fluorite - 630€
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 4.8 x 2 cm
 

Lovely pink fluorites scattered on granite matrix. The edges are slightly water worn and a little bit rounded.


ZF24 - Iron Rose - 1750€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 4.6 x 3.8 x 4.2 cm
 

Amazing ironrose perched on mica and schist matrix! The luster is exceptionally fine on the front faces, the side faces are slightly coated by chlorite. The piece is very aesthetic and in great condition on all sides. Collected 2015.



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