• Arfvedsonite
  • Arfvedsonite
  • Arfvedsonite
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Arfvedsonite

$800.00   €758  £640.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC14998
Very lustrous, jet-black striated crystals of Arfvedsonite measuring to 3.5 cm sit between contrasting crystals of creamy Feldspar from Mount Malosa in the Zomba District of Malawi.  The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country in East Africa, surrounded by Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique.  Mount Malosa is in the Southern Region of Malawi and its rare earth element-rich minerals occur in alkali pegmatites.  Arfvedsonite is a sodium amphibole and in this beautiful miniature forms perfectly developed crystals amongst equally well crystallised creamy-buff Feldspar, probably Orthoclase.

Details

Dimensions
6.0 × 5.2 × 3.6 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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