Chronological Reports

Collection Reinhold Bacher

Collection Reinhold Bacher

Having been asked several time to present my collection, I will now take us on a visit to the collection of minerals in my cellar.....

2003 May, Skeletal Quartz, Cap Quartz

2003 May, Skeletal Quartz, Cap Quartz

After my beautiful finds in the Diepalgraben there were no more trips because I started building an extension to my house. In the middle of May, after many intensive days at work, ....

2003 April, Quartz and Calcite

2003 April, Quartz and Calcite

When recovering the beautiful milky quartzes (DI 2 described in the last report), I frequently had to take short breaks. Chiseling proved to be laborious, or a part of my body ached from lying for long stretches of time in uncomfortable positions....

2003 March, Quartz and Calcite

2003 March, Quartz and Calcite

In March 2003 I started my first collecting trip in the Diepalgraben in Zederhaus. I wanted to examine a place in the back part of a ravine. But, the last remnants of winter held firm precisely in this area....

2002 September, Quartz, Adularia, Hematite

2002 September, Quartz, Adularia, Hematite

Earlier that year, in April, I discovered in a slightly higher elevation at this location the good quartz crystals from the last report; in September I returned. For the first time I went through a forest road.....

2002 April, Quartz

2002 April, Quartz

After I regained my passion for searching for minerals, I started looking during the spring of 2002 for quartz clefts in the green-schist...

2001 Summit Cleft, Fluorite

2001 Summit Cleft, Fluorite

In the beginning of July 2001 a group of Strahler from Lungau, including myself, managed to open up another cleft through a passage of clay....

2000 May, Quartz, Calcite, Magnetite

2000 May, Quartz, Calcite, Magnetite

While driving on the interstate in Zederhaustal, something caught my attention that I had previously not noticed, a little wall of green-schist.....

1999 April, Calcite, Quartz

1999 April, Calcite, Quartz

This find was my first major one in the green-schist. That day I searched the green-schist a little further down the valley.....

1996 April, Calcite, Quartz

1996 April, Calcite, Quartz

This site has been worked on for a long time and was considered exploited. In April 1996, with a long chisel.....

1995 October, Calcite, Titanite

1995 October, Calcite, Titanite

In early October 1995 I was in the Zederhaus Valley for the first time looking for minerals. A verbal tip about a calcite site and exact directions lead me to the Diepalgraben....