Month: September 2017

Smoky Quartz “Gwindel” & Hematite

Talèfre, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Here is clear smoky gwindel quartz on matrix from the French Alps. This big specimen comes from a unique find with smoky quartz and hematite near the Talèfre glacier. This combination is not very common in the Mont-Blanc mountains. Some of the best specimens of this find are visible at the Chamonix mineralogy museum. The gwindel is very lustrous with undamaged points. Some hematite roses are visible on the back. Size: 160mm x 130mm x 80mm

Ref. – QA028 – 760€

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Gwindel Quartz

Les Courtes (South Face), Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Well twisted smoky quartz from the French Alps. Also found during summer 2015, tis specimen shows minor ankerite on its points. The clearer twist axis is well visible in the middle of the gwindel. Size: 60 mm x 50 mm x 23 mm 

SOLD

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Quartz

Villette quarry, Aime, Albertville, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Several quartz crystals lying on their matrix. Most of them are doubly terminated and their luster gives a nice contrast with the matrix. The organe tones come from iron oxydes. Some little calcite crystals are also visible. Size : 115 mm x 68 mm x 48 mm

Ref. QU054 – 130€

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Fluorite

Zinggenstock, Oberaar lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland

Rare etched pink fluorite from the Swiss Alps. Great deep pink color. Perfect floater specimen from a world classic locality, well known for its alpine pink fluorites. Size: 27 mm x 25 mm x 22 mm

SOLD

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