Giuv Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubunden), Switzerland
Thumbnail, 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm
A superb crystal for the species from ANY location but particularly from this classic Alpine locality. The quality of this crystal is very high, and it is more obviously gemmy in person. It measures 1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm and is perched on a sprig of matrix! Esoteric and "just" a thumbnail, I admit, but an important specimen nonetheless. Interestingly, the "Val Mila" east to the Val Giuf was NOT the first locality for this stuff, though it is sometimes said to be. It is documented that the first findings were from Val Giuf but the finder labeled it Val Mila (to confuse the other Strahlers), and hence the origin for the name "Milarite." Later Milarite was coincidentally also found in the Val Mila. 1 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm