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RM534   Orthoclase with clinozoisite

La Batllòria, Montseny-Montnegre Mts., Sant Celoni, Vallès Oriental, Catalunya, Spain

Group of huge size orthoclase crystals, showing the complex faces of the baveno twin together with complex prisms and false rhombohedrons. Nice slightly orange color and defined edges and faces. It is accompanied by small crystals of light green clinozoisite, some quartz and limonitized pyrite. It was collected many years ago near of the Montseny massif; this area was well known for orthoclase mineral collectors. A classic from a classic collection. Mr. Daunis and Mrs. Ruscalleda (wife) collection were specialized in Spanish quartz and orthoclase specimens.

Size: 13,0 x 11,0 x 6,5 cm.
Main crystal: 45 x 43 mm.
Found in 1970's.

Ex-coll. Daunis-Ruscalleda