Strontianite, Quartz
Cavradi gorge, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubunden), Switzerland
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm
A RARE and BEAUTIFUL radial spray of white strontianite needles from a very famous locality - Cavradi, Switzerland. I have never seen such a good one for sale from here. A very small area of broken crystals is noted, but is certainly not a major detraction to this fine piece. The characteristic transparent, flattened, 2.3 cm quartz blade on the back proves this piece is from Cavradi and not from Illinois, as I would have initially thought. Ex. Brent Lockhart Collection.