Hematite, Rutile & Rock Crystal - sold
Cavradi gorge, Curnera valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.3 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm
The grand Cavradi trio: stacked hematite blades with epitaxial rutile on a group of rock crystals. The main hematite aggregate measures 20 mm in width. There are some minor contacts on the quartz, but no conspicuous damage.
Smoky Quartz & Adularia - sold
Size: 8.7 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Very lustrous and clear smoky quartz. The paragenesis with chlorite-dusted adularia is most typical for Innergschlöss. Rehealed bottom and somewhat rough at the tip, but in overall very good condition. Found by the Austrian collector Obkircher Gottlieb.
Magnetite & Rutile - sold
Kollergraben, Lärcheltini area, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Complex rutile twin of 5 mm height and magnetite octahedron of 4 mm edge length on mica coated gneiss matrix. Both crystals show bright metallic luster and are free of significant damage.
Epidote & Byssolite - sold
Size: 4 × 2 × 1 cm
Filigree floater of lustrous and translucent epidote crystals with some minor byssolite. The topmost crystal has a visible repair in its lower section.
Emerald - sold
Size: 8.9 × 7.8 × 7.1 cm
Emerald crystal of 13 mm in typical silvery mica schist matrix.
Amethyst - sold
Size: 2.5 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm
Amethyst sceptre head with zones of rather intense color saturation. Unfortunately, there is a nick at the very tip and a rupture at the rhomb face pointing backwards.
Rhodochrosite, Sphalerite & Pyrite - sold
Size: 3 × 1.9 × 1.9 cm
Rose-colored aggregates of rhodochrosite and bright pyrite clusters on rough sphalerite matrix.
Wolframite, Muscovite & Smoky Quartz - sold
Size: 4.7 × 2.7 × 2.7 cm
Rich paragenesis from the Kara-Oba tungsten deposit. Wolframite in combination with high-quality smoky quartz and clusters of bright ochre-yellowish muscovite.
Almandine - sold
Size: 7 × 3.2 × 3 cm
Almandine garnet crystal of blood-red color, which is revealed when backlit (images 1 - 3).
Rock Crystal, Adularia - sold
Size: 7.4 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm
Water-clear and highly lustrous rock crystal - this is just the crystal quality the Rauris valley is so famous for. A limonite coated cluster of adularia is ingrown at the front side. The bottom of the rock crystal is fully rehealed, some edge wear in the tip region.
Smoky Quartz - sold
Wanni glacier, Kriegalp valley, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 8.2 × 3.7 × 3.4 cm
Chocolate brown smoky quartz on gneis matrix. Small nicks at the tip of the main crystal.