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Alpine Minerals #10

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SD04 - Sphene - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 8.7 x 8.1 x 3.8 cm

Superb brown-yellow titanite crystals perched on mother rock! This piece features some of the best and most brilliant crystals I have seen from this new find. The colour is a deep reddish brown hue, some crystals even have a yellow core, the luster is super brilliant, and the edges are razor sharp! Gorgeous quality indeed! No damage.

DS01 - Iron Rose - 750€
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 3.3 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm

What a lovely toenail sized cluster of highly brilliant iron roses! Very eye-candy!

WU12 - Smoky Quartz - 1250€
Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 6.7 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm

Sharp and perfect smoky quartz crystals perched on a host rock covered by tiny white adularia crystals - what a beautiful contrast! No damage.

A704 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Grube Stefanie, Bleiberg, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 9.9 x 7.8 x 4.6 cm

Deep orange wulfenite crystals from Grube Stephanie, the type locality of the species. The matrix is almost fully covered by bright and sparkling crystals. This is an excellent sample from this classic locality, way above average level and very hard to obtain today. No significant damage to report.

A526 - Quartz - 400€
Scheissgraben, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.7 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm

Beautiful clear quartz crystal cluster from a small deposit in the well-known Habach valley. Great condition and shape!

WU11 - Smoky Quartz - 450€
Fieschertal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 8.6 x 6.9 x 5.7 cm

A thick and sturdy, still fully clear smoky quartz crystal encompassed by half a dozen smaller ones. It features a very pleasing bright smoky hue, so typical of this locality. Bottom side is fully crystalized. No damage.

WU15 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 cm

Incredibly fine iron roses forming a composite cluster with snow white adularia crystals! The luster is just amazing here! It is the finest luster I have seen for the species, just bright like a mirror on all sides. The roses are well formed and very 3 dimensional, especially in the top section. They are all pristine and undamaged, except for some insignificant little contacts on the back side. Fantastic small cabinet sized piece for every advanced alpine collector!

TE13 - Sceptre Quartz - 2000€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.7 x 4.1 x 4 cm

WOW!!! This is a gorgeous clear quartz crystal featuring sceptes on both terminations! Both crystals tips are pristine and free of any damage. Great windows complete the fantastic display! The crystals is in fact much more transparent than shown on the pictures, my camera sadly faild to capture the clarity. This on one of the best crystals of this kind i have ever seen from any alpine locality.

WU03 - Gwindel - SOLD
Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.7 x 6.7 x 4.2 cm

A really large, water-clear gwindel in light smoky color. The specimen shows a significant rotation, the termination is very sharp and the faces are very glossy. Only the tips show just a powder of chlorite, which helps to give more contrast to the piece. Hard to photograph, better in person! The dimension is remarkable and the quality is very good also backside. No damages, no contacts!

TA11 - Gwindel - SOLD
Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 4 x 3.6 x 1.1 cm

Clear gwindel of top quality! One cannot imagine better any more, just bigger! Almost closed shape and mirror luster - what a beauty!

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