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Alpine Minerals #12



PE70 - Vesuvianite with Hessonite - SOLD
Rotkopf, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 6.4 x 4 x 2.2 cm
 
The combination of both minerals is very rare from this rodingite locality. The vesuvianite developed small crystals up to 10 mm long, and the hessonite shows sharp, glossy faces and nicely contrasting red color.

PE45 - Dolomite - SOLD
Hohentauern, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 9.9 x 6.5 x 5.9 cm
 
During WW2 the underground shafts were blasted, the last entrance to an old shaft collapsed around a decade ago - there is only a limited number of old specimen and this particular piece is quite remarkable. The crystals feature excellent twins and phantoms. The main crystal is 8.3 cm across, razor sharp along the edges and highly lustrous.

PE52 - Strontianite - 700€
Oberdorf an der Laming, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 8.6 x 6.3 x 4.1 cm
 
Famous classic material from this most relevant locality which produced the best strontianites in the world. Field-collecting is prohibited since decades, no new material can be expected. The specimen consists of spherical aggregates of light colored crystals, the assemble is very tri-dimensional in person. A full floater specimen, no significant damage to report.

XY148 - Magnetite - 245€
Rotkopf, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 11.9 x 8.2 x 4.9 cm
 
The sharp octahedrons are up to 18 mm across, a remarkable size for the locality and a very eye-catching sample with lots of well exposed crystals.

XY153 - Dolomite - 750€
Sunk bei Trieben, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 16.6 x 10.8 x 10.2 cm
 
During WW2 the underground shafts were blasted, the last entrance to an old shaft collapsed around a decade ago - there is only a limited number of old specimens, no new material will come out! The exposed main crystal on top is twinned and measures 9 cm across. The piece is a floater and very 3-dimensional. The matrix is covered by tiny sparkling needle quartz crystals. Ex Heinrich Prager collection.

IM01 - Sphene - 1450€
Amertal, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.8 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm
 
Razor sharp and gemmy titanite twins perched on a nicely contrasting matrix. The largest crystal on top measures 18 mm in length. The colour is a bright and vibrant mix of yellow, light green and a little bit of brownish hues, all adding to a very pleasing and typical alpine character of the piece. The large crystal features a truly exceptional clarity, possibly the best quality from the entire pocket. Found by the professional strahlers Gerhard and Hannes Hofer.

XY158 - Flos Ferri - SOLD
Erzberg, Eisenerz, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 7.9 x 6.2 x 3 cm
 
Blue floss ferri specimens from the locality are exceedingly rare and very hard to obtain. This particular specimen shows an outstanding saturation and should be high valued for its rarity! Ex K.Eggerth and Heinrich Prager collections, Vienna.

XY159 - Wagnerite - SOLD
Höllgraben, Pfarrwerfen, Werfen, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10 x 4.6 x 3 cm
 
An exceptional specimen from the type-locality. The mineral was discovered in 1821 and until now there are no other localities world-wide, which have ever produced crystals in this exceptional dimension. Ex Heinrich Prager collection.

A318 - Epidote - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.7 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm
 
A well formed, aesthetic cluster of highly lustrous epidote crystals! The main crystals are all well terminated. The lying crystals show a special bent structure, resulting from a rehealed break that happened during genesis in the pocket. Ex Dr.Patzak collection, Vienna.

CT06 - Amethyst - 950€
Gigalitz, Floite, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 8.6 x 4.6 x 2 cm
 
The crystal shows multiple sharp terminations and excellent luster combined with fine color and transparency. Wonderful "fenster" textures are present on all crystals. Most remarkable is the very uncommon locality. No significant damage to report.

AI06 - Smoky Quartz - 290€
Aiguille Savoie, Triolet Glacier, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
Size: 8.1 x 7.1 x 5.2 cm
 
A very aesthetic arrangement with a well exposed main crystal. The crystals show excellenat clarity, the edges are very sharp and all faces show a very fine luster.

US05 - Hessonite and Diopside - 740€
Ala Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Size: 6.5 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
 
Numerous brilliant hessonite crystals with excellent luster attractively set on diopside and greenish clinochlore. Great colour and visual impact! No significant damages to report. Ex DI Sallinger collection.