• Orthoclase pseudomorph after Leucite
  • Orthoclase pseudomorph after Leucite
Gallery

Orthoclase pseudomorph after Leucite

$800.00   €682  £580.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21225
The mineral occurrence at Kalehöyük in central Turkey is only known for two minerals, Leucite and Orthoclase, both species belonging to the Feldspathoid Group.  This locality, about 5 km east of the town of Kaman, is famous for its superb specimens of Orthoclase pseudomorphing after Leucite, forming magnificent crystals with 24 faces in perfect symmetry.  This excellent example measures approximately 6.2 cm at it widest point and is a creamy-white with the slightest tinge of pastel green.  The 24-faced pseudomorph is a rhombicuboctahedron and has a pitted surface with a matt chalky texture.  A terrific example of these classic Turkish pseudomorphs.

Details

Dimensions
6.4 × 6.3 × 6.2 cm
Categories
Pseudomorphs, Silicates
Locality
Kalehöyük, Kaman District, Kırşehir Province, Turkey

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Leucite, Orthoclase

Related Mineral Specimens

Kaolinite pseudomorphing after Orthoclase
$400
 Melbur China Clay Pit, Melbur, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, England, Europe
Colloquially known as a “Pig’s Egg” by miners and collectors alike, Kaolinite pseudomorphs after...
Topaz on Orthoclase
$8,500
 Murzinka Mine, Sarapulka District, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
A rare and stunning specimen of pale blue Topaz crystals on a terminated Orthoclase crystal from the...
Hematite with Orthoclase var. Adularia
$250
 St. Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
A delightful small thumbnail Iron Rose Hematite from the St. Gotthard Massif in Switzerland, with an...
Titanite with Orthoclase variety Adularia
$750
 Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Asia
An interesting and aesthetic cluster of terminated Titanite crystals sat on a small matrix of...