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Alpine Minerals #8

CI10 - Sphene - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 8 x 6 x 3 cm
Awesome reddish-brown titanites on nicely contrasting calcite and adularia matrix! No damage.

ZF24 - Iron Rose - SOLD
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.

XY88 - Calcite - SOLD
Knorren, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 10 x 7.5 x 7 cm
Superb red calcite perched on white quartz crystals. From an old find. Ex Peter Huber collection.

SB01 - Quartz with Pyrite - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 10.9 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm
A pair of two "Tessin" style quartzes in perfect shape and condition. Small pyrites attached on the lower front side add a nice contrast.

XY90 - Fluorite - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 9.2 x 4.2 x 4.7 cm
Deep pink fluorites from the famous Rufibach pocket, resting on calcite and granite matrix. The colour of these crystals is indeed the very best I have ever seen from this famous pocket. Great condition, the main crystals are all undamaged.

MN03 - Smoky Quartz - 250€
Schijenstock, Fellital, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 8.8 x 6 x 3.6 cm
Very elegant smoky quartz crystal cluster found by the famous strahler Xaver Gnos. The back side got detached from the pocket wall and crystalized again. No damage, no repair!

XY94 - Sphene - SOLD
Graukogel, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.2 x 4 x 3.5 cm
WOW!! What a masterpiece! A shockingly large and deep green titanite twin in a gorgeous cluster with sidecar crystals! This is indeed one of the best Austrian sphenes i have ever seen. A slight chlorite coating is not at all a detraction, on the contrary, it adds the typical alpine character, that makes this piece so special and outstanding.

PE20 - Augite on Albite - SOLD
Söllnkar, Krimmler Achental, Hohe Tauern, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm
This piece features a sharp and glossy augite crystal right in the center of white, bladed albite crystals. What a pleasing contrast! From an old find, no more of these are being found.

A447 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.7 x 3.7 x 5.2 cm
Super clear quartzes from Cavradi on schist matrix, sharp and pristine!

SB05 - Fluorite - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.9 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm
Sharp "Rosafluorit" crystals to 19 mm across sitting on white calcite matrix! Small smokey quartz crystals are attached on the side - what a wonderful and well balanced combination! The fluorites are all in perfect condition, just a few little contacts are present on the rear side. The fluorites are clear and show a very pleasing pink colour. One of the best fluorite specimens i have ever seen from the Furka region!

RB27 - Fluorite - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.9 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
Lovely pink fluorite crystals on white adularia and granite matrix. The fluorites are clear, lustrous, and super sharp. The crystal in the centre measures 15 mm tip to tip.

CI06 - Sphene - SOLD
Bruchgraben, Hollersbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm
Bright green titanites perched on white adularia matrix! What a striking combination! From an old find, made by Rupert Hochwimmer. No damage.