• Bannisterite
  • Bannisterite
  • Bannisterite
  • Bannisterite
Rare Minerals

Bannisterite

$2,500.00   €2,316  £1,930.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC14229
Bannisterite is a black mica-like mineral and a rare phyllosilicate.  A 5.0 x 3.0+ cm area of platy Bannisterite, tapering from nothing to 1.3 cm thick at one end, is embedded in a tan carbonate-type matrix.  The Bannisterite is deep bronze brown in areas where translucent thin layers allow the passage of incident light; otherwise it is jet-black with a bright lustre.  From the Zinc Corporation mine at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, this is a very fine example of the rare mineral Bannisterite.

Details

Dimensions
6.9 × 3.3 × 1.9 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Bannisterite

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