• Orthoclase var. Adularia
  • Orthoclase var. Adularia
  • Orthoclase var. Adularia
  • Orthoclase var. Adularia
Silicates

Orthoclase var. Adularia

$750.00   €695  £640.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19216
An impressive sheave of solid crystallised Adularia, a low-temperature variety of Orthoclase Feldspar, from Tujetsch in the Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun, Switzerland.  The Adularia forms a flat, parallel-sided V-shaped wedge of crystallised Orthoclase, uniformly milky-white, translucent and with a bright glassy lustre.  The whole specimen is essentially a highly flattened rhombohedral crystal which at one end bifurcates into numerous smaller 1 to 1.5 cm high crystals forming a sawtooth edge.  No point of attachment is visible, indicating this is a floater.  A classic and impressive alpine Adularia complete with a lovely old Freiberg label.

Details

Dimensions
6.7 × 6.4 × 1.5 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Graubunden), Switzerland, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Orthoclase, Orthoclase

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