• Albite
Gallery

Albite

$300.00   €271  £230.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC27098
What appears to be a floater, creamy white Albite Feldspar crystals entirely cover a chloritised slaty matrix from Lanterdan quarry at Treknow, just south of the village of Tintagel in Cornwall, England.  The nearby Tintagel Castle is associated with the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.  The accompanying label records this large miniature was found in a one metre cavity within slate in April 1988.  Although the cavity was almost completely covered with Albite, only two specimens like this were found.  Individual crystals measure to 9 mm and have a bright glassy lustre.

Details

Dimensions
7.1 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Lanterdan Quarry, Tintagel, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Albite

Related Mineral Specimens

Hydroxylherderite with Albite
$2,000
 Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
A superb well developed crystal of the calcium-beryllium phosphate Hydroxylherderite measuring 5.7...
Albite var. Pericline
$250
 Pfitsch Pass, Zamser Grund, Zillertal, North Tyrol, Austria, Europe
Pericline is a variety of Albite feldspar which occurs as elongated milky-white crystals, extended...
Hydroxylapatite with Albite
$1,200
 Oksoyekollen, Snarum, Modum, Buskerud, Norway, Europe
An outstanding single crystal of the rare phosphate Hydroxylapatite is perched on the matrix of...
Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite
$4,500
 Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Asia
This completely stunning gemmy sky-blue Aquamarine crystal emerges from a rugged snow-white matrix...