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Robert Brandstetter's Photo Gallery

388-H3DFluorite, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)

Argentière Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

This amazing piece was found in a cleft together with the famous fluorite "Laurent" in August 2006 by the french cristallier Christophe Peray.
North face Aiguille Verte, Glaciere d´Argentiere, Chamonix, Haute Savoi, France.
Pink Fluorite with 5,3 cm edge lengh on a 9 cm wide perfect smoky quartz floater. Ex Gilles Emmringer collection.
Collection, photo & © Robert Brandstetter
Copyright: © Robert Brandstetter      Photo ID: 544066     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 561   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3028 x 2260 pixels (6.8 Mpix)

JQL-7HAFluorite, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Chlorite Group

Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

This photo is not faked - unbelieveable but real!
"Frederic", one of the best known red fluorites!
For many one of the best alpine fluorite / smoky quartz combinations in cabinet size! Found by the "cristallier" Frederic Ancey in 1999 at the Grand Montets ridge, Aiguille Verte North Face, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France.
Size: Smoky quartz 9,5 cm wide, the largest fluorite has 4,7cm edge lenght (= diameter 5,6cm)
Collection, photo & © Robert Brandstetter
I apologize for the copyright inside the picture - but it goes no longer without! People download my photos and use them for their own business cards, on their own homepage or under their own names on facebook!
Copyright: © Robert Brandstetter      Photo ID: 536813     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 2458   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3049 x 2287 pixels (7.0 Mpix)

16X-QL2Fluorite, Galena

Rogerley Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Stanhope, Co. Durham, England, UK

That´s the reason why the "UK MININGVENTURES" dig year by year in a wet, dirty an dangerous hole in Northern England!
In the name of collectors, please don´t stop digging!
Incredibly sharp edged and lustrous fluorite with distinctive daylight fluorescence; Specimens size: 11 x 8 cm; Jewel Box Pocket, Rogerley Mine, Weardale, Durham, Northern Pennines, England
Collection, photo & © Robert Brandstetter
I apologize for the copyright inside the picture - but it goes no longer without! People download my photos and use them for their own business cards, on their own homepage or under their own names on facebook!
Copyright: © Robert Brandstetter      Photo ID: 536482     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 920   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1797 x 1348 pixels (2.4 Mpix)

Searching for Alpine fluorites!

Fußstein west slope, Vals valley, Sill valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

Vinzenz Eller is working on an open cleft high up in a nearly vertical wall at Fußstein, "Schrammacher" area, Hintervals, Tyrol, Austria.
At this point it's better not to look down!
When you see these pictures, you will understand why these fluorites are so rare, expensive and really hard to get!
In recent decades, these walls in the Schrammacher area was carefully investigated. Today the opportunities for finding exceptional crystals are near zero!
Photo & copyright Robert Brandstetter

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 9th Mar 2013
Copyright: © by Robert Brandstetter photography      Photo ID: 491158     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 1355   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1536 x 2048 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

Access from the "Alpeiner Scharte" in the Schrammacher

Alpeiner Scharte, Vals valley, Sill valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

The access from the "Alpeiner Scharte" into the "Schrammacher". In the background the formidable 600 meters high Schrammacher southwest face. The largest fluorite octahedrons from the Eastern Alps did come out from here!
In recent decades, the wall was carefully investigated. Today the opportunities for finding exceptional crystals are zero!
Photo & copyright by Robert Brandstetter photography in July 2006.
Copyright: © by Robert Brandstetter photography      Photo ID: 490262     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 1405   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1418 x 1837 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

JFW-0T2Fluorite, Calcite

Rosenau am Hengstpaß, Dambach valley, Windischgarsten, Kirchdorf an der Krems, Upper Austria, Austria

Fluorite cubes up to 1,4 cm and calcite on "Gutensteiner-limestone". This 14 cm wide specimen was found by Josef Zettel in 1990 at Hengstpaß, Oberösterreich.
Collection, photo & copyright Robert Brandstetter
Copyright: © by Robert Brandstetter photography      Photo ID: 488552     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 279   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3962 x 2705 pixels (10.7 Mpix)

2UF-AWLFluorite, Scolecite

Hirschau quarry, Böckstein, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

This 17,5 cm high specimen was found in Summer 1971 by Rudi Kreidl. Octahedron fluorites up to 2,7 cm edge lenght sitting on smaller fluorites of an older growth phase. The older fluorite is coated by white zeolite.
Collection, photo & copyright Robert Brandstetter
Copyright: © by Robert Brandstetter photography      Photo ID: 488516     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 481   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3000 x 4006 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

DMG-432Fluorite, Gypsum

Ungerhammerplatzl, Unterlaussa, Altenmarkt bei Sankt Gallen, Liezen, Styria, Austria

Dark purple fuorite cubes up to 0,7 cm edge lenght grown on gypsum!!!
This very rare parageneses was found 1985, July 21st by DI Karl Götzendorfer.
Photo, collection & opyright Robert Brandstetter
Copyright: © by Robert Brandstetter photography      Photo ID: 488423     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 351   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3881 x 2580 pixels (10.0 Mpix)

N9E-FRUFluorite, Calcite

Gams bei Hieflau, Hieflau, Styria, Austria

Very rare specimen from a historic discovery in "Sulzbachgraben", Gams near Hieflau. The specimen dates to a found in 1866. Shortly after the found the reference was buried again by a landslide. There exists only a very few number of specimens today, mostly in old collection of museums. To the piece belong two old labels, the older one was written in 1930.
The specimen is 8 cm wide and the fluorite cubes reach 1,2 cm edge lenght.
Collection, photo & copyright Robert Brandstetter
Copyright: © by Robert Brandstetter photography      Photo ID: 488422     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 744   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3742 x 2633 pixels (9.9 Mpix)

VDR-9E5Fluorite, Quartz

Böckstein, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Fluorite grown in rhombic dodecahedron crystals up to 1.5 cm diameter on quartz. This crystal form is very rare in the Gastein valley and only very few pieces are known. Mostly these crystals are only in the millimeter range.
It is a very old piece, in which the location is not defined accurate.
Collection, photo & copyright Robert Brandstetter
Copyright: © by Robert Brandstetter photography      Photo ID: 488421     Uploaded by: Robert Brandstetter   View Count: 341   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3560 x 2490 pixels (8.9 Mpix)
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