Clinozoisite, Quartz, Axinite-(Fe)
Geigenberg Quarry, Kirchham, Maishofen, Saalfelden, Salzburg, Austria
Cabinet, 11.5 x 8.1 x 5.7 cm
A fine cabinet combination piece from the well-known, but abandoned Geigenberg Quarry of Austria. The quarry was mined for diabase. Two, fan-like clusters of lustrous, parallel-growth, olive-green clinozoisite blades are nestled in the center of a large vug and are surrounded and accented by milky quartz and light purple axinite, as distinct blades or in massive form. Ex. Rolf Wein Collection, an Alpine specialist and purchased in 1968.