• Helvine
  • Helvine
  • Helvine


$750.00   €685  £570.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20188
Helvine, a rare beryllium manganese silicate, forms sharp buttery lemon yellow tetrahedral crystals richly lining vugs in a mid to light grey Quartz-rich matrix. This small cabinet specimen is from Helvine’s type locality at St. Richard mine (formerly Friedefürst mine) at Breitenbrunn in Saxony, Germany. The Helvine crystals average between 1 and 2 mm on edge but can attain 3 to 4 mm. They are opaque with a matt to satin lustre of a uniform, unvarying buttery lemon curd. A hand-written label is glued to the specimen which is clearly of considerable age.


7.5 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm
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St. Richard Mine (Friedefürst Mine), Breitenbrunn, Breitenbrunn, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany

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