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Alpine Minerals #8

A507 - Iron Rose - SOLD
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.

SF01 - Quartz - SOLD
Furkatunnel, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 4.3 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
Beautiful quartz crystals with attached pericline. An old find from the Furka tunnel, connecting Kanton Uri and Valais.

FS04 - Fluorite - SOLD
Frunthorn, Valsertal, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm
Super sharp and super glossy red fluorites perched on schist matrix. Small smoky quartz crystals set a nice accent on the side. All the crystals are in pristine condition.

SF11 - Phantom Quartz - SOLD
Schynschlucht, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.9 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm
Amazingly fine chlorite phantom in clear quartz. Very little edge wear is present, but the piece is in great condition all around.

GH04 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 13.5 x 9.4 x 9.4 cm
Superb smoky quartz crystals in a wonderful cabine sized cluster. Needless to say, this piece comes from the famous Rufibach pocket in Grimsel area, the quality speaks for itself! It has not been surpassed for decades, and still sets the standard for any smoky quartz crystals in the world. There is one little chip (about 2mm wide) present on the crystal tip, it goes to the back side and is barely noticable from the main display angle. The aesthetics and composition of this piece are truly amazing!

SB25 - Fluorite - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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.

PW04 - Apatite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm
Lovely apatite crystal featuring nicely bevelled faces. The clarity is exceptionally good, indeed much better than shown on this picture above.

XY89 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD

Size: 7.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm
Superb gwindel from the famous Rufibach pocket in Grimsel area. The clarity and colour of this pocket is indeed amazing! No damage.

RB48 - Gwindel - SOLD
Val Val, Surselva, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.1 cm
Wow, what a tall gwindel in amazing shape and condition! The tapering shape is - as far as i know - unique to this specimen, i have not seen any others of this exceptional style yet. The entire crystal is clear and flawless inside, and the slight chlorite coating adds a special alpine touch.

ED17 - Pyrite - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 7.1 x 6.9 x 5.1 cm
A large single pyrite crystal from an old and famous find in Frosnitz valley. The striations and the reddish limonite coating add a very special alpine character. Only very few pockets have ever reached this large crystal size. Great condition and shape all around.