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Whewellite with Smythite inclusions

$900.00   €741  £640.00 approx.  

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ID: CC19424
If you have been looking for a good specimen of the rare, hydrated calcium oxalate Whewellite, then this, I think, is the specimen for you.  A single, exceptional sharp crystal forming a triangular, three dimensional arrowhead of Whewellite sparkles with included metallic particles of what I presumed is the Smythite.  However, based on specimens shown from this locality in mindat, it appears these inclusions are the rare iron-nickel sulphide Smythite. This exceptionally rare and fine example of these two species is from the Ronneburg Uranium deposit at Gera in Thuringia, Germany. It comes with a small square acrylic base on which it was once mounted.  It is now detached from this base but can be easily reattached if desired.

Details

Dimensions
2.1 × 2.7 × 1.2 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals
Locality
-435m level, Shaft 396, Paitzdorf, Thuringia, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Whewellite

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