Miniature, 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Simplon Pass, Wasen Alps, Valais, Switzerland
Armenite is exceptionally uncommon, especially in large euhedral crystals. This piece has glassy, lustrous, white, crystals of armenite, to 1.3 cm on matrix of smaller crystals. This is a rare, hydrated, barium, calcium, aluminum, silicate from the famous Simplon Pass, in Switzerland. This owuld be one of the better specimens found in a freak and lucky find of the early 1990s. I have sene others from that find, but ONLY singles before, and none on matrix for sale. I believe this to be a real prize, and not just a little overpriced white rock!