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Zircon on Albite/Phlogopite matrix with Nepheline

Gridone near Camedo, Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland


Pristine pinkish Zircon crystal (3 x 2.5 cm) rich in faces and with local accretions by phlogopite, showing interesting, "melted" looking faces on the rear. Strongly distorted habit type sz*14, with rare {001}-face (cf. LAPIS 10/2007, p. 20). A good cabinet specimen, presents well. Recovered in Mai 2019 from Nepheline pegmatite #2 on the northern flank of Gridone mountain, ex Stefan Weiß collection(H.859-89). 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-127
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  • Size

    9 x 7 x 6 cm, crystal size 3 x 2.5 cm

  • Locality

    Gridone near Camedo, Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland

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