Saphira Minerals Watzl


Our company, located in the beautiful and historic town of Freistadt, Austria, specializes in purchase and selling of high quality mineral specimens from all localities of the world. After years of experience as sole trader and joint partner of Watzl Minerals, Rudolf Watzl started his own enterprise in early 2013 to advance his own notion of trading fine and rare minerals for ambitious collectors.
Rudolf grew up in a mineral collecting family and got captivated by the beauty of minerals at an early age. Especially the truly outstanding Alpine Mineral Collection of his father Anton Watzl Sen. (also an renowned minerals photographer!) posed an ideal and encouragement for further development. Rudolfs first collection mainly consisted of self-collected specimens from the Austrian Alp, great iron roses to be some of its most striking. To this day it grew to a impressive collection of finest minerals from the worlds best localities.