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Alpine Minerals #9


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GH09 - Fluorite with Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 14.7 x 10.5 x 8.5 cm
 

Striking cabinet sized specimen featuring 2 rosafluorites placed right in the center of clear smoky quartzes. The piece comes from the famous Rufibach pocket found in 1962. Great condition and visual impact!


A369 - Quartz with Amiant - SOLD
Miage, Mont Blanc Massif, Courmayeur, Aosat Valley, Italy
Size: 7.4 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
 

Lovely clear quartz with amiant and epidote inclusions. No damage.


XY100 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 18 x 13 x 7 cm
 

Floater crystal cluster from the famous Rufibach pocket. Two predominatnt crystal perched on top set a cleat focus and give special character to this superb piece. Great aesthetics and condition!


SF03 - Hematite - 400€
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.


A277 - Apatite - SOLD
Lappenkees, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
 

Lovely apatite cluster, found 1955. An old label is coming with the piece. No damage.


CL12 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
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 - 320€
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.


XY101 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 5.5 x 2 cm
 

WOW!! Amazingly thin and well formed Gwindel, featuring an awesome twist! Totally clear and free of cracks or inclusions, fantastic smoky colour and luster, what else to look for?


GH10 - Fluorite - 9500€
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!


SZ28 - Gwindel - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.2 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm
 

Slightly smoky coloured gwindel with regular quartz as a sidecar, what a lovely pair! The gwindel and the clear quartz are totally free of damage, just sme small crystals on the base show minor contacts.


A475 - Sphene - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 9.6 x 7.2 x 3.7 cm
 

Razor sharp, reddish brown titanites resting on schist matrix! The big crystals show even some clarity and are fully free of chipping. Excellent sample from a new pocket, found in 2015.


SF16 - Smoky Quartz with Adularia - SOLD
Bitsch, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7.7 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm
 

Perfect clear smoky quartz amidst adular towers! Floater, great from all sides, no damage.



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