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-561     Quartz Faden with Adularia    Ziggenstocke, Grimsel, Bern, Switzerland.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1982.  The piece is not photographed well but is shows parallel growth white adularia crystals sandwiching a clear quartz faden.  There is no damage or contacts.  It measures 3.1 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm overall.  Interesting and attractive .  $50







Top view of terminations

OKM-107     Adularia and Chlorite    Val Crystallina, Lukmanier, Graubunden, Switzerland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This crystal measures 7 x 4.6 x 4 cm and is nicely twinned.  The penetration twin shows nice, sharp overlapping flanges on front and back..  There is only minor chlorite but it adds a nice contrast to the piece.  There is minor edge chatter in a couple of spots, as seen, but it is obvious that the overall condition is very good.   Large crystal size, good translucent, and a nice luster make this a desirable specimen.  $190







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    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     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      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










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      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     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







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    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    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    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      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    Fluorite    SOLD    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    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    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$









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       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$







Anatase from Switzerland. 38$

Tiny but well formed crystals.


Classic Swiss hematite, orthoclase and quartz. 30$

Old Hamilton College specimen.

Small but beautifully formed crystals.


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$

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