Current Reports

2014, April, Mauterndorf, Fluorite

2014, April, Mauterndorf, Fluorite

One Sunday in April 2014, I was out and about when suddenly I had an urge to take a look at the nearby Mauterndorf quarry....

2021, July, New Fluorites from the Summit Cleft, Weisseck

2021, July, New Fluorites from the Summit Cleft, Weisseck

Twenty years have passed since the discovery at 2,700 meters height of the Summit Cleft. Collectors have extracted many beautiful fluorites that have been....

2021, February, Calcite, Ramingstein

2021, February, Calcite, Ramingstein

In mid-February, after a busy few days of work, I felt a call from the wild: an urgent need to do something outdoors....

2020, April, Pyrite, Rutile, Quartz, Zederhaustal, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria

2020, April, Pyrite, Rutile, Quartz, Zederhaustal, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria

Anton Baier, a good collector friend from Zederhaus, was in the Zederhaus Valley in April 2020 to look for minerals....

2019, July, Fluorite, Weisseck.

2019, July, Fluorite, Weisseck.

In July 2009 I was with Harry and Hans at the Weisseck to work on the ice cleft. Due to the large amount of ice in the cleft, we couldn't do very much....

2019, September, Fluorite, Weisseck

2019, September, Fluorite, Weisseck

At the beginning of September 2019, I was out on the Weisseck Mountain with Gerhard Aschacher and Alois Krendl to look for fluorites. Gerhard wanted.....

2019 May, Tremolite

2019 May, Tremolite

This story begins in late autumn 2018 when heavy rain resulted in several very large mudslides carrying rocks and boulders in the far end of Mur Valley....

2018,  Etched Fluorite, Summit Cleft, Weisseck

2018, Etched Fluorite, Summit Cleft, Weisseck

In the fall of 2018 I was largely finished with my efforts in the Summit Cleft to locate skeletonized fluorites. Especially during the two previous years....