Vesuvianite, Augite
Vedretta di Solda, Ortles-Cevedale Group, Bolzano Province (South Tyrol), Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 6.0 x 5.2 cm
Gemmy and lustrous, brown vesuvianite crystals to 6 mm richly and aesthetically line a very 3-dimensional, vuggy matrix, which are very nicely complimented by contrasting, green augite crystals. This fine specimen is from the less well-known Italian locality of Vedretta di Solda, in the South Tyrol Mountains. Ex. Rolf Wein Collection, a noted Alpine specialist, and collected in 1979.