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Lazulite - sold

Raidelgraben, Werfen, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 8.8 × 7.6 × 5.5 cm

Rich Austrian lazulite with remarkably large and well-formed crystals of intense blue color. Excellent specimen!

Smoky Quartz & Adularia - sold

Glocknerwand, Teischnitz valley, Kals valley, East Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 7.2 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm

360° Video

Gorgeous smoky quartz crystal with a crown of adularia - a true alpine treasure from a famous find at Austria's highest peak. The prism faces and the bottom of the quartz crystal exhibit amazing recrystalization pattern consisting of countless edges, striations and lustrous subfaces that generate a unique, sparkling appearance. The interior of the crystal is totally clear, i.e. free of cracks or inclusions. Seldom opportunity to get a decent specimen from Großglockner mountain!

Fluorite & Smoky Quartz - sold

Galenstock, Furka pass area, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 4.8 × 3 × 2.9 cm

360° Video

A pink fluorite of 5.5 mm tip-to-tip sitting decoratively on a granite flake between two clear and lustrous smoky quartz crystals. No significant damage.

Fluorite - sold

Schwarze Wand, Tauern valley, Mallnitz, Ankogel group, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

Size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 2 cm

360° Video

Floater piece from a famous alpine fluorite cleft worked by Rudolf Hasler in 1998 and 2013 (cf. Lapis 03/2014). The fluorite shows cuboctahedral habit and a slight touch of purple color accent. No significant damage.

Hematite Iron Rose - sold

Mt. Cervandone, Kriegalp Valley, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 4 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm

360° Video

Lustrous iron rose with distinct hexagonal shape sitting on top of a mica-covered matrix. The width of the iron rose amounts to 9 mm. No significant damage.

Fluorite & Quartz - sold

Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

Size: 18.5 x 15 x 7.5 cm

360° Video

Impressive matrix piece carrying fluorite cubes up to 3 cm edge length on a bed of quartz crystals. The fluorites are translucent and exhibit frosted surfaces of matt luster. They show complex coloring with purple edges over blue-green interiors, some even hold additional purple cores. The specimen is basically free of fresh damage, there are some mainly rehealed cleavage faces and rounded edges.

Fluorite - sold

Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China

Size: 11 x 8.5 x 5.8 cm

360° Video

Two stepped green fluorite "volcanos" with smooth and glossy main terminations serving as windows to clear interiors with purple-blueish phantoms. Backside was extracted from fluorite vein.

Smoky Quartz - sold

Giuv Valley, Tavetsch, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 7 x 3.3 x 3 cm

360° Video

Pristine smoky quartz crystal exhibiting the warm, brown-reddish color tone Val Giuv is famous for. No significant damage, bottom and contacted backside of the small side crystal are both rehealed.

Strontianite - sold

Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 3.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm

360° Video

Prickly sheaf of strontianite spikes - a rare mineralization from the renowned source of finest rutile-hematite specimen.

Quartz Gwindel - sold

Val Val, Tujetsch, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 5.2 × 3.7 × 1.8 cm

360° Video

Quartz gwindel with a slight smoky hue, good luster on the main faces and some chlorite dust on the tips. There are two completely rehealed contacts/growth-inhibited zones, also the bottom is mainly rehealed.

Rock Crystal - sold

Val Bedretto, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland

Size: 6.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm

360° Video

Water-clear and highly lustrous rock crystal grown in distinct Tessin habit. There is a small chip at the termination, the bottom is rehealed.

Byssolite, Siderite & Smoky Quartz - sold

Griesseren Valley, Maderanertal, Uri, Switzerland

Size: 9.8 × 7.6 × 5 cm

360° Video

Bright smoky quartz crystals sitting on top of a matrix piece covered with grey-greenish byssolite hairs and some siderite aggregates. There is a mainly rehealed contact at the backside of the left-hand quartz crystals.

Amethyst - sold

Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia

Size: 6.8 x 5.7 x 5.5 cm

360° Video

Pair of amethyst crystals with good luster and color saturation on a lawn of small quartz crystals and matrix. The doubly terminated crystal measures 35 mm in length. No significant damage.

Amethyst & Rock Crystal - sold
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Size: 13.6 x 11.8 x 3.5 cm

360° Video

Complete quartz "blossom" with an amethyst core of light pastel lavender color and "blossom leaves" formed by lustrous, sharp-edged rock crystals. No significant damage.

Rock Crystal - sold
Piz Beverin, Mathon, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 8.2 × 5.3 × 5.1 cm

360° Video

Attractive group of clear and lustrous rock crystals on matrix, very showy on both sides. There is a tiny chip at the termination of the main crystal and one of the small side crystals has a broken tip.

Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Siderite & Sphalerite - sold
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania

Size: 9.4 × 6.4 × 4.7 cm

360° Video

Sculptural cluster of golden chalcopyrites, a brown siderite aggregate and three black calcite balls overgrown with sphalerites. No significant damage.

Chalcopyrite & Quartz - sold
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania

Size: 8.6 × 6.5 × 4.1 cm

360° Video

Group of quartz crystals with sprouting growth pattern partially overgrown by a massy chalcopyrite "nugget". No significant damage.

Chalcopyrite, Dolomite & Quartz - sold
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania

Size: 7.9 × 5 × 4.4 cm

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Elegant assembly of quartz crystals partially coated with cream-colored dolomites rising from a piece of chalcopyrite matrix. The prism faces of the quartz crystals exhibit micro-sprouting pattern which yield a bright sparkling effect. No significant damage.

Adularia, Amethyst & Rock Crystal - sold
Mörchnerkar, Ziller Valley, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 4.1 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm

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Lovely alpine miniature from the famous Mörchnerkar. A doubly terminated quartz floater specimen with an amethyst scepter head next to an an elongated rock crystal with negative-scepter termination. Some slightly etched adularia crystals complete the picture. No significant damage.

Rock Crystal Scepter - sold

Grieswies, Rauris, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 4.8 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm

360° Video

Lustrous rock crystal scepter. Clear to cloudy head with windows on a milky base with an ingrown rutile or schorl needle. There is some slight abrasion along the tip.

Smoky Quartz & Titanite - sold

Maurerbach Valley, Virgen Valley, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 4.5 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm

Cluster of titanite crystals up to 8 mm size with yellow-cognac-reddish color tones on a piece of granite attached to a dark smoky quartz crystal. The dark color of the quartz probably also stems from dense chlorite inclusions. No significant damage except for the rehealed bottom.

Adularia, Apatite, Epidote & Smoky Quartz - sold

Giuv Valley, Tavetsch, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 7.5 × 5.3 × 2.7 cm

360° Video

Rich alpine paragenesis specimen. Chlorite coated adularia crystals, numerous clear apatites up to 3.5 mm diameter and smoky quartz covering both sides of a matrix piece. There is a fragment of an epidote crystal partially overgrown by smoky quartz. No significant damage.

Adularia & Siderite - sold

Gere Valley, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 2.4 cm

360° Video

Exceptional siderite aggregate exhibiting sharp-edged, blocky crystals with metallic luster. A cluster of white, glossy adularia yields distinct contrast. No significant damage.

Anatase - sold

Mittlenberg, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 3.6 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm

Three anatase crystals of metallic luster and 3-4 mm height on matrix. No significant damage.

Cafarsite - sold

Wanni Glacier, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 1.4 × 1 × 0.9 cm

360° Video

Floater specimen of two intergrown cafarsite cubo-octahedra of up to 8 mm edge length. No significant damage.

Smoky Quartz Gwindel - sold

Giuv Valley, Tavetsch, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 2 cm

360° Video

Fragment of a smoky quartz gwindel with rehealed fracture surface - undamaged and with good luster on all other sides, which I failed to capture in the second image due to the speckle pattern made of subsurface inclusion or overgrown contacts.

Smoky Quartz - sold

Giuv Valley, Tavetsch, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 5.6 × 5.3 × 4.1 cm

360° Video

Interesting smoky quartz floater specimen with varying extent of surface etching: skeletonized bottom, filigree meander pattern on the rhomb faces and a pristine prism face serving as window to the clear and dark brown crystal interior. No significant damage.

Phantom Quartz - sold

Perekatnoe, Sakha Republic, Eastern Siberia, Russian Federation

Size: 11.5 × 4 × 3.5 cm

360° Video

Group of rock crystals grown in Muzo habit and with sharp white phantoms. The specimen is developed as a perfect floater with clean terminations at the bottom. There is a contact at one bottom termination and one of the small side crystals lacks a tip.

Chrysocolla & Malachite - sold

Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Size: 2.2 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm

360° Video

Cluster of teal-blue chrysocolla and forest-green malachite.

Adularia and Quartz - sold

Feldbach, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 6 x 2.5 x 5 cm

Aesthetic combination of lustrous, translucent adularia crystals with water-clear rock crystals of transitional habitus. The main adularia has a width of 27 mm while the rock crystals reach 22 mm length. There is a small chip at the edge of one rock crystal.

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