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Prehnite crystals -Vintage Swiss
stock #16.1-168
Muotta Naira, Piz Lai BlauNalps Valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
11.3 x 6.4 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Spring update

A matrix plate with clear light green Prehnite crystals to 1.4 CM scattered with smaller Prehnites and some tiny Epidote and Byssolite. Classic specimen, ex Charles Noll collection and a much older label from an unknown collection. In fine condition overall, the main crystals are pristine. Some crystals are also on the underside but the view shown is the logical display face.
Smoky Quartz (Alpine)
stock #14.1-430
Cavradi, Tavetsch, Grissons
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
6.5 x 5.9 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
May 2015

Good Alpine Swiss Quartz has a look that is unlike any other. This has a main crystal 6 CM in size that has a warm brownish hue and is gem clear. The main crystal faces are glasslike and lustrous in close to perfect condition- only a very tiny nick as seen in the photos. The matrix is all quartz and has a few partial and complete crystals that offset the main prism nicely.
Prehnite (classic alpine crystal habit )
stock #14.1-194
Cavradi, Tavetsch, Grissons
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
3.2 x 2.4 x 2.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very distinctive thumbnail with excellent crystal form that is typical of fine alpine Prehnite. Ex. Wendy Melanson's great thumbnail collection, her locale lists Cavradi Gorge Tavetsch, however it is likely that this came from Tavetsch but maybe not in Cavradi itself, but it right for that area. No matter what this is an elegant piece showing well crystallized colorless "pinwheel" forms in an attractive 3 dimensional arrangement. No damage, great luster.
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.
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.
5 specimens found
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