Fluorite on Adularia
Goscheneralp, Goschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 7.5 x 4.0 cm
Ex. E. Mitchell Gunnell
With crystals to 1.2 cm, this is an attractive matrix specimen of the truly rare GEM pink fluorites from the Alps. There are many finds of pink fluorites, but few are totally gem-clear, transparent, and as lustrous as these. The specimen is an old piece that was donated by collector and dealer E.M. Gunnell (1903-1986) to the University of Arizona collection. Recently deaccessed from the University Museum. Joe Budd photos