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Quartz, Austria

Posted by Harjo Neutkens  
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 25, 2012 08:34PM
Arbeit erledigt winking smiley
Rudolf, I've added the wonderful Amethyst together with your info, thanks!
Apart from that I also added your beautiful Rutilquarz to the Hocharn section.
I also rearranged the Saurüssel section.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2012 09:14PM by Harjo Neutkens.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 30, 2012 11:24AM
© Rudo

I've seen that there is a very nice Amethyst of Hintereggengraben (ID 285673) in the alpine section of Carinthia, Austria.. As I have worked that place for years and opened a lot of clefts there I think you should have a look at my newly uploaded images: ID 454916, ID 454926, ID 454934. You might find some Amethysts there that are certainly not the biggest in Carinthia but have unbeatable color at the top.

Quartz v. amethyst, 5cm tall© Rudo
Quartz FOV 6cm© Rudo

Many thanks Rock for your help! I have corrected the numbers now.


Edited 9 time(s). Last edit at 03/30/2012 10:53PM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 30, 2012 07:15PM
It would appear that image 452463 is of a titanite and not an amethyst. Also in the other image numbers you site: ID 454926, ID 454926, ID 454934

one of them appears to be a duplicate number. If you would like to see how I brought the images into you post, click on the edit button below your post and look at the code string. The little red tourmaline icon on the tool bar above the edit box will import the basic code string:

[ pic id=XXXX width=600 float=left][/pic] you just have to replace the XXXX with the image number and then adjust the 600 to what ever pixel count seems best and the float designation to what ever works best.

Using this tool you can build a best mineral article containing hundreds of image and much descriptive information in any of these fields.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/30/2012 07:17PM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 30, 2012 08:45PM
Thanks a lot. Your instruction really made me able to do something wonderful. By the way I do not know what hit me that I mixed up some numbers. Sorry.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/30/2012 08:56PM by Rudolf Hasler.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 30, 2012 11:58PM
You had an extra code string before your first image that didn't do anything at all, and you deleted the empty space after the image number and that screwed things up as well. If you want to go full frame on the images you need a to change the pixel size to about 850. I also changed the float to center from right, which is what you had it. I also put in a space before and after the picture to give it a more pleasing aspect. It all seems a bit much till you get used to it and then it is like falling off a log.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 31, 2012 09:20AM
Thank you again, Rock. I hope I will be able to do it right after a few more misses.

The fact that Smocky Quartz and Amethyst are not listed in mindat's database for the locality Hintereggengraben in Carinthia makes me write a few lines about this well known place in Austria:
The mountain ridge between Böse Nase and Hochegg in Hintereggengraben is a top spot for Quartz collectors. Although no real spectacular big finds are reported from there with clefts being normally small the most interesting and in my opinion the nicest Sceptre Quartzes of the Eastern Alps can be found there. The Quartzes impress by the enormous variety in colors with beautiful phantoms inside. Opening a cleft there sometimes is really very special because the lucky finder might get something that he had never seen before in such a perfection. Mostly very dark Smocky Quartzes can be collected. Amethysts are very very rare but can be extraordinary beautiful (ID 45 49 16, ID 45 49 26). Sometimes white sceptres sit on dark black Smocky Quartzes.

Quartz 7cm tall© Rudo
Quartz 11cm tall© Rudo

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/2012 11:55AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 31, 2012 11:58AM
You have just about got it. If you change the pixel count from 600 to 400 you can fit two images on the same line. If you want a caption to appear in the space below the image you just have to type it in between the brackets.

[ pic id=XXXX width=600 float=left]The caption goes here[/pic] The code is very sensitive and if you get a bracket out of place or put an extra space or leave out a space where there should be one, it screw things up royally.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 31, 2012 12:08PM
Danke Rudolf, sehr, sehr schön!
I will add the locality to the article as soon as possible, but it'll take at least a week, because I have to play concerts every day for the next week.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 31, 2012 12:11PM
I think I am the dullest pupil you have ever taught. Thank you very much for your patience and the great lessons.

avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
March 31, 2012 01:36PM
Rudolf, I have written a lay-out guide for the best minerals project, you can read it here: [www.mindat.org]


avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 02, 2012 08:45AM
Danke Harjo,
I just cannot resist to show you two further images for the locality Hintereggengraben and its next rift valley in western direction called Mühldorfer Graben. The Quartz crystals from there are really unequalled.
Glück Auf

Amethyst 6,5cm tall© Rudo
Sceptre Quartz 6cm tall© Rudo

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2012 09:24AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 02, 2012 09:26AM
Rudolph, I tweaked the formatting of your images a little which I hope improved the lay out a little. You seem to be getting the idea, why don't you go ahead and write the Best Minerals, Quartz - Austria.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 02, 2012 10:41AM
Great stuff, Rudolf!
I had some time before todays concert, so I added your photos from the Hintereggengraben, together with your explanation, as a separate sublocality to the Reisseck locality to the article.
I hope we can persuade you to becoming a best minerals project author winking smiley
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 11, 2012 03:17PM
I'd like to tell you about another one-off find in Carinthia made by Gerfried Bacher and Herbert Forstnig in 1980.
On Eckriegel mountain in Dösenbach valley Gerfried discovered a cleft with wonderful groups of Prase. While working his friend Herbert had to go to the john. When he had found a suitable place for his intent he bent down. In that moment a little sparkling thing caught his eye. It was a very nice Sceptre Quartz which was lying between the roots of a fallen tree. He began to dig there and found a cleft with the best and most bizarre groups of Prase I dare to say worldwide. Not enough that nearly all the specimens were totally undamaged some of the dark green Prase groups also had water clear Sceptre Quartzes integrated what gave them an amazing contrast. Today the best specimens can be seen at the private museum Kirchler in Ahrntal, Southern Tyrol.
Harjo, if you want photographs I can only supply two of those specimens that I swapped with Herbert Forstnig. They do not really show what I was writing about but at least they might be better than nothing. Just have another look at my homepage. The Photo IDs are: ID 45 59 83, ID 45 59 85.

Grüße aus Bad Bleiberg

avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 11, 2012 08:18PM
what's about Quartz of the Austrian part of the bohemian massif?

avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 11, 2012 09:07PM
Hi Martin,

Of course! I would like to have every notable Quartz occurrence in Austria in this article smiling smiley
If you have suggestions for localities, and even better, photos of good specimens, upload them to the database. If you let me know the photo ID numbers I'll add them to the article.
Thanks for your interest, the more people we can get to cooperate, the better it will become.

Rudolf, I added some more of your fantastic specimens to the article. As you will see I've started to make separate locality captions for notable spots on some mountains. Thanks once more for your valuable contributions!! (I added your name at the bottom of the article as one of the authors. I hope you don't mind winking smiley )


Re: Quartz, Austria
April 12, 2012 05:52AM
Martin Rich Wrote:
> Harjo,
> what's about Quartz of the Austrian part of the
> bohemian massif?
> Martin

The only problem will be to locate the most spectacular specimens, e.g., nobody seems to know where the majority of smoky quartz from Königsalm ended up. We have a big one in the Natural History Museum Vienna and I know of another one in Stift Melk, but literature says that they carried away cart loads of nice xls. Also, Erwin Löffler told me, that many years ago close to his home some worker discovered a big cleft with nice smokies, but noone seems to know anything of the whereabouts of even one single xl.
I will contact some of the local collectors and investigate where the best specimens are deposited and try to get decent photographs - although I am better at shooting small stuff than large xls :).

avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 17, 2012 10:00PM
I have uploaded five images today that might be of interest for you and your project. These 5 images show the rescue of a fabulous Rock Crystal in Carinthia. I am sorry that at the moment I cannot tell the exact location because the find is still "hot". But I do think that you will like the images although they do now really show the brilliance of the great crystal.
The IDs are: 460128, 460136, 460137, 460138, 460141.

avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 17, 2012 10:40PM
avatar Re: Quartz, Austria
April 17, 2012 11:47PM
I wonder if a couple of those images might go well with the specimen in the article.?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.


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