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19 specimens listed
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Fluorite (pink and clear) on Quartz
stock #13.1-404
Val Cristallina (Cristallina Valley)
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
4.6 x 3.4 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Spring 2014

A rare old piece (pre-war) from a classic Alpine cleft locale, this is rather different from more recent finds. The matrix is a series of parallel quartz crystals covered with a druse of sparkling clear Flourite octahedra that are included by greenish Chlorite. There are six bigger pale pink Fluorites scattered on the face, the largest 1.4 CM. Undamaged by naked eye, even at 20x magnification there is almost no damage to find. A relatively affordable and rather different Alpine Fluorite specimen.

Adularia (manebach twin)
stock #6.3-915
Cavradi gorge, Tujetsch, Surselva Region
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
10.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $250


A wonderfully esthetic example of Swiss Adularia, a well defined Manebach twin set on a slender shard of matrix. Excellent condition, sawn on the back to remove this without damage. You don't need to be a Feldspar collector to appreciate the setting of this twin!

Smoky Quartz (alpine gemmy)
stock #8.DK-134
Tujetsch, Vorderhien Valley
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
4.4X1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $140


Gem clear, sharp and clean is what everyone looks for in a Swiss quartz. This is a fine small example with the lovely red brown color that makes these so distinctive. While this could be sold as a perfect example, 10x magnification and strong lighting can find some very tiny chips, so this is just "near perfect". Still an excellent small alpine crystal reasonably priced.