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Armenite and Calcite on Zoisite/Celsian gneiss -

Wasenalp, Simplon region, Valais, Switzerland


Clear short-prismatic Armenite crystals (to 3 mm), 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 - Wasenalp, Valais, Switzerland

SKU: SW-11
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  • Size

    4 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm, XX to 3 mm

  • Locality

    Wasenalp, Simplon region, Valais, Switzerland

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