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Alpine Minerals #10

A564 - Quartz with Adularia - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.1 x 5 x 3.2 cm
Waterclear, sharp terminated rock crystals attractively set on matrix with one exposed larger main crystal in the center of the piece. One well shaped adularia crystal, powdered with greenish chlorite is attachted to the right hand side and helps to give a nice contrast to this specimen. No significant damages to report.

A705 - Sphene - SOLD
Laperwitz, Kals, Osttirol, Tirol, Austria
Size: 5.4 x 5.2 x 3.6 cm
Wow, what a dream for every alpine collector! A large 3.7 x 2.7 cm sphene crystal is perched on pericline, quartz and chlorite matrix! The colour is very much on the highly desired green side, as so typical of this famous locality. No damage on the main crystal termination.

ME14 - Iron Rose with Adularia - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm
A raelly fantastic thumbnail with a sharp terminated iron rose on a well shaped, snowy white adularia crystal. The iron rose shows mirror-like luster and the adularia is also very glossy. The assemble couldn´t show any better aesthetics. No damage.

A711 - Malachite - SOLD
Brixlegg, Tirol, Austria
Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
Botryoidal malachite aggregates on host rock from a classic Austrian locality. The luster is excellent, and the black inclusions on right side set a lovely contrast. No damage.

A565 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Galmihorn, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 10 x 6.8 x 3.4 cm
This piece features a sharp and lustrous doubly-terminated smoky quartz crystal perched on bright granite matrix. The clarity of the crystal is excellent, and both terminations are in perfect condition. What a gorgeous and unique composition! Found by famous Austrian strahlers Gerhard and Hannes Hofer.

PN24 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Monte Prosa, Prevat Valley, Central St Gotthard Massif, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm
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Mirror luster and razor sharp edges excel this superb thumbnail specimen! The pictures show both sides, front and back, they are both equally fine! The piece is very 3-dimensional and in excellent condition all the way around.

AS16 - Fluorite - SOLD
Planggenstock, Göschenertal, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 6 x 5.8 cm
Wonderful pink fluorites perched on matrix! Great colour and composition, the white granite matrix sets indeed a beautiful contrast. All the crystals are in perfect condition.

SB03 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.8 x 8.8 x 5.9 cm
A very aesthetic specimen from this famous locality. It is a combination of common smoky quartz crystals with a gwindel at the base. All crystals show exceptional luster, fine clarity and sharp terminations. No significant damages to report, and even developed as a floater - the backside is fully crystalized and covered with small sagenite rutile crystals.

A449 - Closed Gwindel - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm
This s a superb closed gwindel, very sharp and brilliant all the way around. The luster is great all the way around. It is 100% clear from top to bottom, the clarity is indeed much better than shown on the picture on left side. Please note, the rehealed contacts on the bottom side are just present on the rear side, the front side is perfectly crystalized to the very bottom. The piece is just so clear that the contacts seem to be on the front. No significant damage to report.

SZ17 - Hematite with Rutile - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.5 x 3.2 x 0.9 cm
Large single blade of hematite featuring sharp striations and excellent luster. More then two dozen fiercy red and sparkling rutiles add a wonderful contrast. The back side is equally fine!

FW16 - Etched Quartz - SOLD
Auernig, Mallnitz, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Lovely etched quartz, 100% clear, a full floater and perfect all around.

AS50 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Grimsel, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Super brilliant and highly aesthetic V-shaped smoky quartz crystals from a very famous locality! The cystals feature amazing clarity and a lovely bright smoky hue. No damage.