From: Tierberg Mountains, Grimsel, Bern, Switzerland
Size: 7.8 x 12.0 x 7.3cm
This historical specimen was mined on the October 1st, 1955 by Otto Lunk who was from the Bern area. The location is rare as there is very little (if any) of this material known from the Tierberg Mountains. The specimen was bought by the famous Austrian collector Kontrusat on the 28th of October, 1955 and was part of his collection.
A large cluster of pink fluorite crystals are growing on a matrix of naturally etched, white calcite. There is a coating of gray-green chlorite on much of the florite, especially towards the bottom. The condition of the specimen is excellent with no damage at all. In May of 2018 the specimen was professionally cleaned by the world renowned Mile High Mineral Cleaning Lab in Denver. Here a small amount of excess chlorite was removed, and the fluorite was stabilized, but nothing was repaired.
The specimen comes with a labeled acrylic display base.