Wanni glacier, Cervandone Mt. area, Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland (Type Locality)
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.2 cm
This exceptionally sharp miniature could easily be trimmed to a killer thumbnail. Either way, it features a robust, unusually equant and 3-dimensional modified cafarsite crystal of 1.4 cm in size, perched atop smaller crystals. This is a very choice example of the species from one of its most important locales (the type locality, in fact). Collected a few years ago by my friend the intrepid strahler, collector, and dealer Gerd Wiedenbeck of Germany. (Type Locality)