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RM942   Asbecasite

Wannigletscher, Scherbadung area (Monte Cervandone), Kriegalptal, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland

Find specimens of this rare arsenite-silicate is a hard job. In this specimen we have an aggregate of crystals of asbecasite, with a good orange color, with some visible faces, but fragmented. It is accompanied in the matrix by chlorite, quartz and epidote crystals. A specimen to represent the species in a systematic collection. From the type locality for the species.

Size: 3.8 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm.
Main crystal: 4 x 2 mm. (aggr)