• Magnetite with Fluorapatite and Tremolite
Oxides and Hydroxides

Magnetite with Fluorapatite and Tremolite

$800.00   €661  £570.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21091
A delightful combination of well crystallised black lustrous Magnetite and buff to gooseberry-green Fluorapatite crystals embedded in a massive to fibrous creamy matrix of Tremolite.  This great miniature, from Malmberget in Gällivare, Lappland, Sweden, is rich in stepped octahedral black Magnetite crystals of up to 1 cm across and rarely a little larger, amongst which are prismatic Fluorapatite crystals.  The largest of these is 9 mm tall by 8 mm diameter, hexagonal in cross-section and with an opaque to semi-translucent prism.  The smaller Fluorapatites are transparent and of an acidic oily gooseberry green, a colour which sounds ghastly but looks beautiful!  A superb miniature.

Details

Dimensions
4.8 × 6.0 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Silicates
Locality
Malmberget, Gällivare, Lappland, Sweden, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorapatite, Magnetite, Tremolite

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