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Alpine Minerals #9


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PE31 - Wulfenite - 235€
Grube Stefanie, Bleiberg, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 7.9 x 4.9 x 2 cm
 

This Wulfenite from the type locality combines great colour and superb luster! A group of cerussites adds an interesting contrast.


SZ12 - Smoky Quartz - 635€
Val Val, Surselva, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.7 x 6.6 x 4.2 cm
 

Super clear and deep smoky coloured quartz in excellent shape and condition! What looks like phantom is in fact a stepped termination on the rear side, what a proof of clarity!


AF09 - Phenakite - 5500€
Val Casatscha, Val Cristallina, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
 

WOW! This is one of the biggest alpine phenakites i have ever seen from any alpine locality. Three crystals, in almost parallel growth form an excellent rare cluster. The bottom side includes just a little bit of white granite matrix, it is not broken or contacted. The stepped terminations give special character to this gorgeous piece. What a highlight for every alpine collection!


PN22 - Demantoid - 300€
Sferlun, Val Malenco, Lombardia, Italy
Size: 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm
 

A sharp and lustrous 8 mm demantoide on schist matrix. No damage.


ED03 - Sphene with Calcite - 2700€
Bärnkopf, Kaprunertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7 x 6.1 x 5 cm
 

Excellent titanite twins on adularia and chlorite matrix. The colour of this small find in Kapruner valley is exceptionally deep and fine! Both crystals are in pristine condition, the larger one measures 19 mm. Ex Gerd Stefanik collection.


SF13 - Quartz - 400€
Gerental, Kanton Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm
 

Super sharp, super clear, doubly terminated, floater crystal ... just trivial quartz, but so unique and special! The shape is indeed a big surprise. Hard to capture this beauty on a picture, it is indeed much better in person.


XY91 - Smoky Quartz - 320€
Galmihorn, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 6.6 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm
 

Clear smoky quartz cluster with minor hematite flakes resting on some of the crystal faces. Excellent clarity, no damage.


A425 - Fluorite - 8500€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm
 

WOW! Two exceptionally large and deep coloured fluorites resting on granite matrix. One of the very best fluorite specimens found in the famous Rufibach pocket!


SF03 - Hematite - 750€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 4.9 x 4.1 x 2.4 cm
 

Wonderful floater crystal cluster of hematite, quartz and rutile. Great aesthetics and condition! Perfect on bottom and back sides also.


CL12 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 490€
Caschle, Rueras, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.4 x 6 x 2.9 cm
 

Beautiful floater gwindel in perfect condition. The bottom side is well crystalized, too.


SO07 - Schwazite - 850€
Brixlegg, Tirol, Austria
Size: 5.5 x 4 x 2.9 cm
 

A perfect 22 mm schwazite crystal on quartz and baryte matrix. An old label placed on the bottom side of the piece indicates that it was found in 1894. The large crystal is free of damage.


GH10 - Fluorite - 16000€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 35 x 24 x 11 cm
 

WOW! This large cabinet sized piece is one of the major large rosafluorite specimens from the famous and outstanding Rufibach pocket. Several large fluorite crystal clusters, up to 4.5 cm across (lower right side) are scattered on a sturdy, white granite matrix. The big crystals are in fantastic shape and condition. All in all a masterpiece from the Alps!



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