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Zircon as a flat-pyramidal doubly-terminated crystal -

Gridone near Camedo, Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland


Beautiful and perfect pink-brown crystal (1.7 cm) with classic Zircon habit on Nepheline/Albite matrix. At one end this Zircon shows a small Phlogopite ingrowth on the back, well visible in the UV photo. Habit type s17 (cf. LAPIS 10/2007). Recovered in August 2019 from Nepheline pegmatite #2 on the northern flank of Gridone mountain, ex Stefan Weiß collection. All Zircons of this worldwide unique locality are chemically particularly pure and hence show an intense yellow fluorescence in short-wave UV light!

Zircon - Gridone, Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland

SKU: SW-15
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  • Size

    4,5 cm x 2,5 cm x 2 cm, XX 1,7 cm

  • Locality

    Gridone near Camedo, Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland

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