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Alpine Minerals #9


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A571 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.6 x 4.8 x 1.1 cm
 

What an amazing floater cluster from Cavradi gorge! A flat and elongated, totally clear quarz crystal rests on top of another equally fine one. Surprisingly, and 100% sure, there is no repair!


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.


A575 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Strem, Surselva, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 3.3 x 3 x 1 cm
 

Superb clear smoky quartz gwindel, thin and elegant. The twist is very strong, and the luster is excellent.


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.


XY98 - Iron Rose with Adularia - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5 x 4 x 3 cm
 

Mirror luster and razor sharp edges make this ironrose on adularia truly outstanding and special!


ED15 - Smoky Quartz with Ankerite - SOLD
Hocharn, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 8.2 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
 

Rare and well balanced combination of smoky quartz and yellowish ankerite, from a famous pocket on Hocharn mountain, found by Georg Kandutsch in the 1980s. Ex Gerd Stefanik collection.


ED03 - Sphene with Calcite - 2000€
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.


XY102 - Fluorite with Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 7.5 x 3 cm
 

What a gorgeous killer specimen from the famous Rufibach pocket! A pink fluorite perched on doubly terminated smoky quartz crystals, a complete floater and in perfect condition. Found in 1962, the pocket still sets the standard for smoky quartz crystals and combination pieces.


SF13 - Quartz - 300€
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.


SB21 - Adularia with Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 4.7 x 4.8 cm
 
 
 

Lovely twinned adularia crystals perched on clear smokys. Very showy all around, no damage.



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