Vesuvianite, Calcite & Augite var. Fassaite (rare) Wein Coll.

Vedretta di Solda, Bolzano Prov, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.4 x 3.9 cm
Start Time: 12/10/2011 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/15/2011 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A striking and very rare combination specimen from an obscure Italian Alps locale. Lustrous and translucent, blue-gray, calcite rhombs dramatically stand out and are aesthetically surrounded by sharp, glassy, brown vesuvianite crystals to 1.0 cm and a very rich field of gemmy, grass-green, augite variety fassaite crystals (low iron content). Found in 1979, this excellent and perhaps unique combination piece is from the collection of Rolf Wein, a noted Alpine specialist.

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