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RM2949   Epidote

Argentière Glacier, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Epidote specimens from this area of Mont-Blanc are not at all common. This specimen was purchased by Joan Astor in Chamonix. It is an idiomorphic crystal, of a good size, with well-defined faces, except for one in the upper part that is fractured. We can also observe growth fissures. This specimen has its history since it was acquired from Francesc Garcia, one of the referents of Catalan mountaineering.


Size: 4 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm.
Found in ±1975.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


 

RM1114   Smoky quartz

Argentière Glacier, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

A very aesthetic group of very sharp quartz crystals with a uniform smoky tone, more intense in terminal rhombohedron, well developed prism followin main axis. From a classic Mont-blanc area for this species.


Size: 7.4 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 72 x 25 mm.
Found in 2014.

 
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