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Gwindel Quartz

Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

In our opinion, some of the best Pakistanese alpine-type minerals come from the Alchuri area. This gwindel is a perfect example. It’s a perfect floater, fullé recrystallized and with some adularia on its base. The luster and water-clear transparency are amazing, well beyond the quality of most of the gwindels we’ve seen coming from Pakistan. The typical gwindel twist is well visible when you look the specimen from the top (see picture 2). Size : 67mm x 46mm x 30 mm

Ref. GW027 – 850€

Closed Gwindel Quartz “Sucre”

Shalman Area, Khyber Agency, (FATA), Pakistan

Here is an absolute rarity: a closed gwindel, also called “sucre” by the French alpine mineral diggers, on its matrix. These closed gwindels are extremely rare, even more on their matrix. Most of the time, you will find them as floaters or without any matrix. If they are very hard to find in the Swiss and French Alps, they are scarce in the Pakistanese mountains. This specimen is one of the very very few I’ve seen from this exotic locality. “Classic” gwindels themselves are not common in Pakistan. Size : 85 mm x 55 mm x 44 mm

Ref. GW026 – 1200€

Faden Quartz

Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Another fine quartz specimen from the Alpine-type deposit near the Alchuri village. The quality is outstanding with great luster and transparency. This quality grade is not common, even on an international level, among faden quartz. The specimen is lightly smoky and shows a closed crystal shape, looking like a closed gwindel. Size : 70 mm x 65 mm x 50 mm

Ref. QUA99 – 650€

Apatite, Albite, Adularia & Chlorite

Arondu, Basha Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Here is a cluster of tabular and very lustrous hexagonal crystals of Fluorapatite from the alpine-type deposits in the Shigar Valley. The contrast is given by micro crystals of chlorite. This apatite-chlorite combination remembers the similar specimens coming from the Austrian Alps. Albite and adularia are also visible at the back of the specimen. Size : 103mm × 75mm × 42mm

Ref. AP011 – 240€

Gold & Quartz

Brusson Mine, Brusson, Ayas Valley, Aosta Valley, Italy

Awesome specimen of crystallized native gold in milky quartz from the Brusson mine (“Brosso” in Italian), an old mine located in the Italian Alps. The These gold specimens have become very hard to find because the Brusson mine is now closed and forbidden. This one comes with its typical quartz matrix, localy etched to make the gold veins more visible. Rare opportunity to get a nice piece from this world classic locality. Size: 53 mm x 37 mm x 30 mm

Ref. GO015 – 360€

Fluorite

Les Droites, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Here is a outstanding complex pink cubo-octahedral fluorite from a single find made by C. Peray near the Aiguille Verte mount, famous for its pink fluorites. These fluorite shapes are very rare. A great constrat is made by the crystal itself lying on its adularia covered matrix. Size : 61 mm x 42 mm x 25 mm.

Ref. – FL077 – 300€

Titanite & Adularia

Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

A gneiss matrix covered with dozens twinned titanite crystals and some lustrous orthoclase (var. adularia) crystals. You can also see some minor dark chlorite. The titanites are green to yellow-green and gemmy. This combination is very comparable to the specimens found in the Salzburg area, Austrian Alps. Size : 92 mm x 81 mm x 30 mm

Ref. TIT05 – 180€

Gwindel Quartz & Rutile

Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

This specimen is one of a kind. Beside the fact that the gwindel itself is water-clear and closed, which is rather scarce in Pakistan, this one shows some thin rutile inclusions (see picture 3). Combination between a gwindel and another mineral is extremely rare, even more if this mineral is an inclusion. Some rare rutilated gwindels were also found in Brazil. The gwindel itself is very lustrous but unfortunately shows some damages on one side (left side on the first picture. Size : 62 mm x 55 mm x 50 mm

Ref. GW025 – 490€

Rutile (var. Sagenite) & Quartz

Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Alchuri, an alpine-type metamorphic-type deposit area, is well known for its fine quality minerals. Here is a very interesting combination of reddish and partially gemmy rutile crystals lying on a big fully recrystallized quartz. Some siderite is also visible. Size : 125 mm x 95 mm x 52mm

Ref. QUA0XX – 280€

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Fluorite & Quartz

Les Courtes, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

This specimen consists of a single pink fluorite crystal on its granit matrix with some quartz. The main quartz crystal is actually a tiny gwindel. The fluorite itself is perfect but naturally etched, which makes it unsual for the locality. Maybe it was once a perfect octahedron, some million years ago. Size : 50 mm x 39 mm x 18 mm.

Ref. – QA047 – 275€

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Quartz

La Gardette (Giraud), Villard-Notre-Dame, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

A very aesthetic and aerial quartz cluster from a locality known as “mine à Giraud”, which is part of the famous La Gardette undergrounds area. Pictures don’t do justice to this specimen and its quality. The luster and transparency of the quartz are amazing. No damage. Size : 77 mm x 75 mm x 72 mm.

Ref. – QA046 – 400€

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Fluorite

Les Droites, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Here is an other curiosity from the Mont-Blanc mountains: the granit matrix is covered with complex pink fluorite crystals. Their crystallization looks like a second generation of octahedrons was growing on the first generation fluorites. A very unusual but beautiful example of pink fluorite. The tiny black spots are hematite flakes. It comes from the amazing find of C. Peray & S. Khayati in 2016. Size : 43 mm x 35 mm x 24 mm.

Ref. – FL046 – 330€

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Fluorite

Les Droites, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Naturally etched pink fluorites octahedrons on matrix from the south face of Les Droites in the Mont-Blanc mountains. Some microscopic hematite flakes are visible around the strange-looking fluorites that seem naturally melted. An interesting specimen from this famous locality. It comes from the amazing find of C. Peray & S. Khayati in 2016. Size : 65 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm.

Ref. – FL0XX – 200€

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Fluorite & Quartz

Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Scarce purple fluorite cubes on smoky quartz matrix. The specimen is a floater and the quartz is fully crystallized. Purple fluorite is scarce in the Mont-Blanc, much more than pink fluorite. Also the cubic shape is pretty different from the “usual” octahedral pink fluorites found in the area. This specimen comes from a unique and notable find in 2016. Size : 100 mm x 65 mm x 51 mm.

Ref. – QA046 – 200€

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Fluorite

Les Grands Montets, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Here is a rare and complex specimen showing five pink cubo-octahedral fluorites aside purple fluorite remains. These crystal shapes are very uncommon in the Mont-Blanc mountains. This specimen and the one above on this page come from a unique find made by C. Peray near the Aiguille Verte mount, famous for its pink fluorites. Size : 100 mm x 64 mm x 60 mm.

Ref. – FL022 – 350€

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Quartz

La Gardette, Villard-Notre-Dame, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Here is a fine desirable quartz cluster from the famous La Gardette mine. The brightness and transparency of the quartz from this locality put these specmins among the best in the World. This specimen is damageless and shows a very typical pale yellow tone, coming from iron inclusions. Nowadays, such specimens are nearly impossible to find because the mine was closed long time ago. The base is sawn for a better presentation. Size : 100 mm x 80 mm x 60 mm.

Ref. – QA043 – 950€

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Quartz “Gwindel”

Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

This water-clear gwindel comes from a famous find, at pretty low altitude, near the Argentière glacier, made some years ago. You can read about this find in the amazing french minerals magazine “Le Regne Mineral” N° 103. The specimen is well twisted and damageless. Its shape is very typical of the Mont-Blanc gwindels, less elongated than Swiss specimens. Size : 70 mm x 67 mm x 42 mm.

Ref. – QA041 – 450€

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Smoky Quartz “Gwindel” or “Sucre”

Leschaux, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Here is an unusal alpine specimen from the French Alps found near the Leschaux glacier, Mon-Blanc). This one is a rare closed gwindel, also called “sucre” by the French crystal hunters, closed gwindels are scarce but this one is pretty unique since it’s naturally etched on some parts. The whole specimen is covered with light chlorite. Size : 70 mm x 63 mm x 45 mm.

Ref. – QA042 – 270€

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Quartz var. Amethyst

Les Enclaves, Massif du Beaufortain, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Still from the French Alps but not from the Mont-Blanc, these two Amethyst scepeters on matrix was found at 2250m (7382 Feet). A rare and interesting example of French alpine mineralogy, harder and harder to find nowadays. You can read about this find in the amazing french minerals magazine “Le Regne Mineral” N° 87. Ex Philippe Michelin collection. Size : 75 mm x 50 mm x 45 mm.

Ref. – QA045 – 150€

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Axinite & Byssolite

Puiva, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia

Brown and transparent ferroaxinite on matrix. The crystals are razor-sharp and high lustrous. They are very contrastful accompanied by white byssolite, a variety of the amphibole supergroup. The crystals are also beautiful striated and mostly perfect. Size : 50mm × 26mm × 16mm

Ref. AX021– 285€

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Gwindel Quartz

Sainj Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India

Interesting two-staged (2 generations ?) gwindel quartz on matrix. It comes from a pretty recent find in the Western Himalayas. The gwindel is perfectly undammaged and very lustrous but the pictures don’t do justice to the real luster. Size : 55 mm x 48 mm x 35 mm

Ref. GW054 – 420€

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Anatase & Quartz

Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia

Very light greenish greysparkling chloritic schist hosts around 50 lustrous blue but small octahedral crystals of anatase with patches of tiny clear quartz crystals. Although lightly scattered over the main display face there is a significant grouping of anatase crystals adjacent to one of the quartz patches with a second clustering on one of the edges of the specimen. Looks great with a microscope.

Ref. AN012 – 65€

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Grossular Garnet var. Hessonite

Laietto, Condove, Susa Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy

Another Alpine classic: grossular garnet var. Hessonite with some green Diopside and Clinochlore. Garnet crystals are very lustrous, nearly gem quality. The orange / red color is typical of the alpine localities. This locality has produced some of the most beautiful alpine garnets and even so extremely rare faden garnets. Size: 92 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm

Ref. HE022 – 80€

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Gold & Quartz

Brusson Mine, Brusson, Ayas Valley, Aosta Valley, Italy

Native Gold on Quartz with some scattered pyrite crystals. Small but very fine specimen from a classic and now closed locality. Unlike most of the specimens seen on the market, this specimen has not been treated with acid around the gold leaves. Size: 27mm x 24mm x 14mm

Ref. GO013 – 85€

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Hematite & Rutile

Cavradi gorge, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch, Surselva Region, Grisons, Switzerland

Cavradi is a world famous locality for its epitaxial red rutile on hematite specimens. This one shows lustrous hematite blades carrying partially gemmy, deep red rutile crystals attached to a small rock crystal with rehealed bottom. As always, pictures don’t do justice to these metallic specimens. Size: 40 mm x 25 mm x 25 mm

Ref. HE010 – 280€

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Malachite & Dolomite

Mockleiten Mine, Brixlegg-Rattenberg, Tyrol, Austria

Rare and aesthetic specimen from the famous Mockleiten Mine in Austria, well known for its unique curly malachite specimens. The fragile malachite fibers are lying in their dolomite nest. Size: 68 mm x 50 mm x 49 mm

Ref. MA010 – 300€

 

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Fluorite

Aiguille du Chardonnet, Mont-Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Here is a large pink fluorite specimen found during the summer 2015 near the Argentière glacier, in the Mont-Blanc massif. The dark “raspberry” pink color is pretty unusual and remembers the Mongolian pink fluorites. Size : 45 mm x 40 mm x 37 mm 

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Quartz var. Amethyst

Saurüssel, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria

A sharp terminated, very glossy amethyst crystal on minor matrix at the base. Alpine amethyste is generally very rare, but from this locality more or less impossible to find! The good discoveries were done 30 to 50 years ago, today you would need years and great luck just to find such a nice, small crystal on matrix. No significant damages to report. Size: 26mm x 19mm x 13mm 

Ref. QW015 – 200€

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Gwindel Quartz 

Udasu Valley, Himalayas, India

Here is a top grade specimen from a very new find in the Himalayas mountains. Three gwindels are lying on their Quartz matrix. The gwindels are very lustrous, not far from the alpine typical quality. Himalayas is one of the rarest known localities for gwindel crystallizations. Size: 190 mm x 67 mm x 40 mm 

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Gwindel Quartz

Sainj Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India

Scarce closed gwindel quartz on matrix from  the Western Himalayas. The gwindel is perfectly undammaged. Closed specimens are the rarest form of gwindel quartz. This one still sits on its matrix and shows a very nice luster. Size: 70 mm x 60 mm x 30 mm

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Fluorite & Smoky Quartz

Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Rare purple fluorite cubes on smoky quartz matrix. The specimen is a floater and it’s fully crystallized. Purple fluorite is extremely hard to find in the Mont-Blanc. This one comes from a unique find during the summer 2016. The fluorite cube itself is 8mm. Size: 121mm x 76mm x 50mm 

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Fluorite & Smoky Quartz

Les Courtes (north face), Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Two reddish color fluorite octahedrons on matrix covered with smoky quartz. This specimen comes froma  recent find in the Mont-Blanc. This dark pink color is very sought after by alpine minerals collectors. The octahedrons have some internal cleavages but they’re damageless. Size: 140 mm x 96 mm x 70 mm 

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Gwindel Quartz

Shalman Area, Khyber Agency, (FATA), Pakistan

Here is probably one of the best gwindels that came from Shalman mine during the first finds. While most of the gwindels coming from Pakistan are small and not very high, this one is much more “aerial”. The twist is great but it’s hard to show it with pictures. Like most of the specimens from this locality, it has some little damages and the back is pretty matte. Some inclusions, maybe rutile, are also visible inside. Size: 70mm x 55mm x 26mm

Ref. GW030 – 450€

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Titanite, Calcite & Chlorite

Puiva, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi, Tyumen Oblast, Russian Federation

The specimen consists of scattered sharp brown twinned titanite crystals on a schist matrix. You can see some calcite blades among the titanite twins. The brownish chlorite is typical of the Ural localities like the Dodo and Puiva mines. You can learn more about these in the Mineralogical record 30: 451-465. Size :

Ref. TI022 – 220€ 

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Apatite

Val Cavrein, Grischun, Switzerland

Over two dozens complex, perfectly transparent apatite crystals cover this thin metamorphic rock slice. Overall very lustrous, the crystals are rather complex and covered in numerous faces, sometimes so lustrous and transparent that it makes it hard to photograph. Associated, a number of creamy pericline and adularia crystals of good quality. In excellent conditions and especially rich for the Swiss Alps. Ex B. Florin collection. Size: 107 mm x 73 mm x 20 mm.

Ref. AP010 – 170€

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Quartz var. Amethyst

Haupen Valley, Finkenberg, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria

The crystal is sharp terminated and faces are highly lustrous all around. Along edges and corners you can see the light violet color. Very nice scepter from an unusual locality and in fine condition damage-wise. Size : 29mm × 17mm × 12mm

Ref. QA033 – 180€

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Gwindel Quartz

Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

Here is a big smoky gwindel quartz from a classic but rare locality in Western Siberia. This specimens shows a nice twist to the left when looking from the top. Backside is lightly covered with chlorite, while the frontside is very lustrous. Feel free to check the video below to get a better idea of the specimen. Size: 120mm x 90mm x 74mm

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Gwindel Quartz

Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Gwindel quartz on matrix from a rare locality. The twist is pretty important, seen from the top (pictures don’t do it justice). This specimen is very lustrous, more than most of the gwindels coming from other localities in Pakistan. Some adularia can be seen on its matrix.. Size: 65mm x 47mm x 30mm

Ref. GW052 – 570€

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Gwindel Quartz

Sainj Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India

From a new find in the Indian Himalayas, here is a nice gwindel quartz with some matrix attached. This specimen has some minor damages on its top but it’s still one of the best of this find. The left twist is well visible when looking the gwindel from the top. Size: 42 mm x 41 mm x 31 mm

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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 

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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

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Apatite & Albite

Gandahab, Ghalanai, Chārsadda District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Superb hexagonal fluorapatite crystals in combination with well terminated gemmy albite over chlorite covered matrix. Fluorapatites are verry glossy and well terminated fluorapatite crystals can be seen on both sides of matrix. Undamaged specimen. A very nice captivating specimen from the locality. Size : 150 mm × 58 mm × 55 mm

Ref. AP011 – 380€

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Fluorite

Aiguille Verte, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Here is a perfect isolated pink fluorite octahedron on its demineralized granite matrix. This kind of specimen is typical from the Aiguille Verte area.. Size: 85 mm x 48 mm 

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Prehnite, Epidote & Adularia

Gneiss quarries, Arvigo, Calanca Valley, Misox (Mesolcina Valley), Grischun, Switzerland

Classic prehnite, epidote and adularia association from the gneiss quarries at Arvigo, Switzerland. Lustrous and translucent, helmet-shaped, pastel-green prehnite crystals. The adularia covered matrix is richly sprinkled with gemmy, acicular, olive-green epidote crystals. Collecting is now forbidden at the quarries. Size: 75 mm x 67 mm x 35 mm

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Gwindel Quartz

Shalman area, Khyber District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

This specimen is actually formed not by one but by two gwindel quartz on matrix. While most of the specimens coming from this Pakistanese area are mate or with a poor luster and often damaged, this one is lustrous and damageless. The twist is visible when you look the specimen from the top. The second gwindel is visible at the back of the main one (see picture 3). Size : 100 mm x 75 mm x 30 mm

Ref. GW056 – 570€

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Gwindel Quartz

Shalman Area, Khyber Agency, (FATA), Pakistan

This gwindel comes from a small find in the Shalman area mountains. Only a handfull of these came out. The interesting fact is that these quartz were lightly smoky. Smoky gwindels are pretty uncommom in Pakistan. It has some minor damages on its edges and it’s quite mily but shows a good luster.

SOLD

Fluorite

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

This specimen comes from a unique find in 2015. It’s a scarce pink fluorite crystal, with complex crystallization, on its matrix. This shape is very unusual in the Mont-Blanc and it may be the first time that we see this kind of crystallization from this locality.  It’s interesting to note that similar pink fluorites were found in Peru and Pakistan. Size: 20 mm x 15 mm x 12 mm

Ref. FL016 – 280€

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Quartz & Hematite

Quartz & Hematite

La Gardette (Mine à Girau), Villard-Notre-Dame, Isère, France

This very aesthetic quartz cluster comes from the same are than the famous La Gardette mine. The main quartz crystal, wich is more or less 50 mm high, stands perfectly on its matrix. On the backside is hiding a perfect shiny hematite rose (+/- 10 mm). Size : 88 mm x 86 mm x 70 mm

Ref. QA055 – 450€

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Quartz

La Gardette, Bourg d’Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France

Perfect quartz cluster from the famous La Gardette mine. Beside having produced some fine gold specimens, this locality has seen some of the best quality quartz in the world. The quartz used for the chandeliers of the Versailles castle came from La Gardette. The mine was closed years ago and these specimens become harder and harder to find. This one comes with its original old label from the ex Gerhard and Edeltraut Breust collection. Size: 62 mm x 53 mm x 55mm

Ref. QA023 – 480€

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Gwindel Quartz

Shalman Area, Khyber Agency, (FATA), Pakistan

Very typical gwindel shaped quartz on matrix. Specimens on matrix from Pakistan are very hard to find. As always, these Pakistani specimens are colorless, contrary to the famous Alpine smoky gwindels. Size: 125 mm x 90 mm x 65 mm

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Titanite & Adularia

Tormiq, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan

Perfectly terminated sphene twin crystals on matrix with several adularia crystals. Titanite crystals show nice and bright apple color and nice luster. An aesthetic specimen from the Haramosh mounts. Size:  65 mm x 61 mm x 44 mm

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Quartz

Grandes Rousses, Le Freney-d’Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Here is a nice quartz cluster from another famous French locality. The specimen stands well and the quartz crystals show no damage. Size : 120 mm x 112 mm x 40 mm

Ref. QA023 – 180€

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Adularia & Apatite

Fibbia, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland

Very fine stair-stepped adularia with light chlorite. Adular crystals are partially gemmy. These crystals show a nice combination with a small pink apatite. Size: 75 mm x 60 mm x 50 mm.

Ref. AD011 – 280€

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AN011 – Anatase – 180€

Kharan, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan

Perfect 9mm anatase twin crystals on matrix with some albite and chlorite. The anatase shows great metallic luster. the specimen stands perfectly with the anatase lying on its albite bed. Size: 80mm x 52mm x 50mm 

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Gwindel Quartz & Chlorite

Talèfre, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Nice colorless quartz specimens coming from the same pocket . Both of them were found during summer 2015 near the “Couvercle” mountain shelter. The gwindel and the quartz cluster are damageless. Very lght chlorite give some relief to these pieces.  Size of the gwindel: 80 mm x 48 mm x 29 mm and size of the quartz cluster: 105 mm x 60 mm x 50 mm.

Ref. GW024 – 300€

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Fluorite

Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France

Perfect pink, nearly red, fluorite with a little bit of matrix. This specimen does not show any damage and looks like a floater.  A typical fluorite example from this famous area. Size: 34 mm on edge

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Quartz & Rutile

Medel Gorge, Val Medel, Surselva Region, Grisons, Switzerland

Rare golden / reddish rutile crystals in smoky quartz from ery well twisted smoky quartz from the Swiss mountains.- This specimen was found during summer 2014. Size: 78 mm x 64 mm x 55 mm

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EP011 – Epidote– 80€

Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan 

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Rare faden epidote with great luster and color. Perfect specimen, no damage. Size: 55 mm x 15 mm

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Fluorite

Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Perfect pink fluorite octahedron on matrix with some adularia. This fluorite crystal has a nice pink color. It looks very lightly naturally teched and comes from a classic locality in the Mont-Blanc area. Size: 67 mm x 55 mm x 43 mm

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Fluorite

Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Old find fluorite from the Aiguille Verte, classic locality for pink fluorites. This specimen has deep reddish color. It looks darker in real. this fluorite came from a naturally opened pocket.  Size: 52 mm x 46 mm x 40 mm 

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Gwindel Quartz

Col des Cristaux, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, France

Twisted smoky quartz “gwindel” with chlorite. The specimen is well placed on matrix and stands perfectly. It’s crystallized from all sides. Size: 78 mm x 48 mm x 36 mm 

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Quartz Gwindel

Val Cavrein, Russein Valley, Grischun (Grisons, Graubünden), Switzerland

Twisted smoky Quartz “Gwindel”. Perfect specimen, no damage. Light smoky color and good luster. The twist is well visible on the first picture. Size: 97 mm x 75 mm x 52 mm

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Quartz var. Amethyst

Pointes des Améthystes, Mont-Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Extremely rare amethyst from Glacier des Améthystes, Argentière, Mont-Blanc. Amehtyst is a scarce form of quartz in the Mont-Blanc. This perfect crystal comes from an old collection. Nowadays, the very few amethyst found are often small, nearly colorless and often damaged. Size: 79 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm

SOLD

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Gold & Quartz

Brusson Mine, Brusson, Ayas Valley, Aosta Valley, Italy

Crystallized gold in quartz matrix. Very fine specimen for classic and now closed locality. Size: 61 mm x 45 mm x 33 mm

SOLD

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