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Armenite and Calcite on Zoisite/Celsian gneiss - Wasenalp, Simplon region, Valais, Switzerland


Clear Armenite prisms (to 3 mm) showing typical pyramid faces, with yellowish lamellar calcite on grey/white striped Zoisite/Celsian gneiss. Rich specimen from an alpine fissure! Wasenalp is considered the world's best occurrence of Armenite, the extremely rare barium analogue of Milarite (cf. LAPIS 7-8/2016). Found in August 2011 in the north-east face of the Armenite zone, ex Stefan Weiß collection

Armenite, Calcite on Zoisite / Celsian gneiss - Wasenalp, Valais, Switzerland

SKU: SW-72
VAT Included |
  • Size

    3 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm, crystals to 3 mm

  • Locality

    Wasenalp, Simplon region, Valais, Switzerland

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