• Nifontovite
  • Nifontovite
  • Nifontovite
Rare Minerals

Nifontovite

$1,250.00   €1,116  £950.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28163
This excellent crystallised miniature is a fine example of the extremely rare borate, Nifontovite, from Charcas in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.  This polymetallic skarn deposit is defined by an extensive calcium-boron metasomatic envelope and contains over twenty quite varied mineral species.  The Nifontovite crystals measure up to 2.7 cm long and are colourless with a brilliant glassy lustre.  The crystals form a compact group giving an overall slightly milky appearance.  Most crystals are sharply terminated and protrude from a micro-vuggy, cream coloured Calcite matrix.  The back face of the matrix is pervaded with a spray of embedded Nifontovite crystals which make a fine addition to this rare specimen.

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 5.8 × 2.7 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Charcas, Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Nifontovite

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