• Calcite
  • Calcite


$600.00   €537  £480.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19897
An off-matrix, highly distorted flat hexagonal Calcite crystal from Winterstock at Göscheneralp in the Göschenen Valley of Uri, Switzerland.  The Winterstock is a 3,203 m high mountain in the Urner Alps, located west of Realp in the canton of Uri.  This highly unusual Calcite crystal measures 6.0 x 2.8 x 0.5 cm and its hexagonal habit is elongated with its two long edges measuring 4.3 and 4.6 cm respectively.  The crystal body is snow-white with a frosted texture and silky lustre, with a more colourless, 2 mm wide outer rim of glassy Calcite and brighter lustre.  A very different and rare habit of Calcite from Switzerland.


6.0 × 2.8 × 0.5 cm
Winterstock, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Calcite

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