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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)

 

RM941   Asbecasite with albite and clinochlore

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

Isolated crystal of asbecasite showing different faces and quite defined forms for the species. Orange color is evident. It is disposed on a matrix with clinochlore and albite. A difficult species to be found. This specimen is from the type locality.


Size: 6.1 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 3 mm.

 

RM940   Asbecasite with schorl-dravite and chlorite

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

Exceptional specimen of asbecasite. Exceptional for the size of the crystals, their color and abundance. They show some defined faces and some of them are partially covered by chlorite and fine needles schorl-dravite. Not easy to find on the market. From the type locality.


Size: 6.5 x 4.8 x 2.6 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 3 mm.

 
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