Switzerland Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

   

                                                                                                                                  All the specimens seen above are adularite

 

Spectacular minerals come from the Swiss Alps!  We are always attempting to acquire more of these historic and contemporary specimens.  Many contemporary mining efforts have taken place that resulted in quality specimens from old mining districts.  Also, alpine minerals continue to be sought out by climbers willing to venture into the high peaks. 

 

 

 

 

OKP-198

OKP-198    Binnite and Realgar     Lengenback Quarry, Binntal, (Bin Valley) Switzerland.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  Type locality specimen.  This specimen measures 4.5 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm.  There is a single vug with bright, metallic binnite crystals and dull orange realgar.  Binnite is a silver bearing variety of tennantite.  These are damage free and quite interesting under magnification. $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-320

OKO-320    Rutile     Biasca, Tessin, Switzerland.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive, well formed, lustrous crystal sitting in contrasting white matrix.  Piece measures 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm and the damage free crystal approximately 3 millimeters.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-430

OKN-430     Quartz with Chlorite      Schyn-Schlucht, Graubunden, Switzerland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An interesting quartz with a scepter like form.  Milky to slightly smoky with a well developed chlorite coated phantom over a prismatic crystal.  The phantom is within a scepter form crystal so it is even more interesting in that respect.  Base has plate like development commonly seen in quartz from Dal’negorsk, Russia.  No damage.  Floater.  7.7 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm.  Good luster and an interesting, crazy, form.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-101

OKM-101      Adularia and Chlorite   Val Crystallina, Lukmanier, Graubunden, Switzerland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  4 x 4 x 3.5 cm floater with the largest crystals being twinned.  No damage, thick chlorite inclusions are exposed on surfaces of adularia crystals.  Perfect from every side.  Sweet little miniature!  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-115

Back?

Top down view

OKM-115     AdulariaGrison, Graubunden, Switzerland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Wow... a matrix specimen with no chlorite incluseions, the highest luster the species could have and fantastic form.  The grouping is twinned and no damage to front, top sides (back sows minor contact so that's the side I'd consider the back).   9 x 7 x 4.6 cm overall.  Of the dozen or so adularia specimens in this collection, this one was the finest.  Fantastic display qualities!  This is a top shelf specimen that I suspect would be far more expensive from other dealers.  $750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-107

OKM-107      Adularia and Chlorite   Val Crystallina, Lukmanier, Graubunden, Switzerland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large well formed group of twins on minor matrix.  6.7 x 4.3 x 3.;3 cm overall.  Several small chips are present.  Minor chlorite inclusions.   $190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-113

Bottom

OKM-113     Adularia    Val Crystallina, Lukmanier, Graubunden, Switzerland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A floater of very high quality with minor selective face chlorite inclusions.  Very translucent, base side has no chlorite, sharp euhedral form and good luster.  7.8 x 6.5 x 5 cm overall.  Twinned?  I'm not quite sure but it looks like it could be.  No damage... top shelf specimen.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-204

OKM-204      Quartz Gwindel      Goschenen, Uri, Switzerland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  For a change a small gwindel quartz... only 4.2 x 3 x 1.6 cm overall.  One edge shows contact and some minor chipping.  Good transparency, even smoky color, obvious twist all make this open gwindel a fine example but not a showpiece costing thousands.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-838

OKJ-838    Fluorite    Goscheneralp, Uri, Switzerland.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Partial pink, transparent octahedron measuring 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm.  No damage (twinned?).  Mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-621

OKJ-621    Rutile on Hematite     Val Cavradi, Switzerland.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Minor red rutile needles in epitactic overgrowth on a bright silver colored hematite crystal.  2 x 1.5 x a couple of millimeters thick.  Some edge chipping but overall very nice for the location.  Mounted in a perky box.  Classic material.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-343

OKJ-343    Pyrite    Thayngen (near Schaffhausen), Switzerland.  Ex. Paul and Dawn Dunning collection.  This 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm specimen is a complex grouping of pyrite having mixed luster and nice form.  Minor contact along base in one edge.  An interesting an uncommon example.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-923

OKH-923    Quartz and Muscovite     Basodino, Switzerland.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A single Tessin habit crystal with numerous small books of mica as attachments and inclusions.  The crystal measures 2.6 cm long and about a cm wide at its base.  It is water clear and damage free.  Mounted in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-519

OKH-519      Rutile on Hematite    Cavradishlacht, Switzerland.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  These hematite blades, to a cm each, are in close formation and show well developed rutiles, in a sixling twinned formation on their surfaces.  The rutiles are nicely terminated and everything is free of damage (contacts along base of specimen where it is mounted in perky box.).  The rutiles are a rich red color and highly striated.  The hematite has a light iridescence.  In hand this is very impressive and a rare find on today’s market.  I don’t often see European classics like this one and certainly not is outstanding shape such as this fine example.  1.4 x 1.6 cm…wafer thin, of course.  Backside is equally as beautiful but not visible as visible in current mount.  Aesthetic, classic specimen.  $280

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-756

OKH-756    Fluorite    Goschner Alp, Canton Uri, Switzerland.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A 2.1 x 2 x 1.3 cm cluster with nice pink octahedrons to 1.5 cm on edge.  They have slightly frosted surfaces and are transparent internally.  Looks like it is a floater but it is mounted on a post in a perky box so it is impossible to tell this without removing it.  The piece views well form all sides and is damage free.  Very Nice!  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-359

OKF-359    Quartz    Ziggenstock, Grimsel, Switzerland.  Ex. Anthony P. Dunn Collection.  Circ. 1975.  This cluster of smoky quartz crystals measures 8.5 x 8 x 4.4 cm.  It is not perfect in that a couple tips have minor rubs and one has a small ding.  This aside it is still a very nice grouping composed of gemmy crystals.  All the sides and base of specimen are regrown.  An attractive piece.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-049

Back

OKF-049    Hematite and Rutile    Val Cavradi, Tavetsch, Graubunden, Switzerland.  3 x 2.3 cm crystal which is nice and thick (1 cm) with tiny rutile needles on its surface.  Nice luster and excellent form.  This is a classic and certainly a desirable piece for anyone interested in European mineral specimens.  125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-526

Back

Close up

OKD-526     Hematite on Adularia    La Fibbia, Switzerland.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.  Several fine “roses” of hematite on matrix of adularia and quartz.  One primary grouping measuring 1.5 cm.  Very displayable.  No damage and viewable from all directions.  4.5 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm.  Nice piece.  250$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-030

OKD- 030       Orthoclase (Adularia)   Susten, Val Cristallina, Switzerland.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Prev. C. B. Sawyer Collection.   7 cm plate of sharply formed, chlorite included crystals to 3.5 cm each.  125$

 

 

 

 

 

CC0093

Anatase from Switzerland. 38$

Tiny but well formed crystals.

CC0094

Classic Swiss hematite, orthoclase and quartz. 30$

Old Hamilton College specimen.

Small but beautifully formed crystals.

OKA-871

OKA-871 Quartz/ Chlorite St. Gothard Pass, Switzerland. 9.5 x 5 cm specimen has one face coated by single and double terminated crystals to 4.5 cm each. Green chlorite is in small plates less than a cm and as druze on the matrix. Old collection number on back of specimen. Classic piece that displays very well. 40$

HOME               ORDERS