Orthoclase Var. Adularia
Furce Pass, Canton Uri, Switzerland
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
A rare locality piece from historic collecting in this location and part of Ernie Schlicter's alpine suite. This is a superb, lustrous single crystal, complete all around except only a small contact to matrix in the lower back. I bought this and some other pieces in this update from the collection of Ernie Schlicter back around 2007, before the whole collection was sold, and held it till now.