Orthoclase, Zinnwaldite
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Miniature, 4.4 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
This Baveno twin of orthoclase is actually FROM Baveno (Italy), making it all the more desirable. It is super-sharp and shows off the Baveno twinning beautifully; it has a silky luster and a very light peach color. You can see a little peppering of zinnwaldite on the surface.