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Strengite

$3,000.00   €2,937  £2,500.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28477
This stunning miniature of crystallised gemmy mauve Strengite is from the fascinating Kreuzberg, or Rose quartz cliff, now in the centre of the town of Pleystein in the Upper Palatinate of Bavaria, Germany.  This Quartz cliff is the remaining core of an eroded phosphate pegmatite.  Strengite is a hydrated iron phosphate and in this specimen single and double terminated gemmy crystals richly line a 4 x 2.5 cm shallow vug in a rusty black pegmatite matrix.  The Strengite crystals have a brilliant glassy lustre which constantly sparkle as the specimen is turned.  Crystals are either bright warm mauve or blackcurrant with a tinge of mauve.  The largest individual crystals are about 7 mm in length.  This is a specimen of great beauty, a delightfully gemmy Strengite from the Kreuzberg.

Details

Dimensions
3.7 × 5.2 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Kreuzberg (Rose quartz cliff), Pleystein, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Strengite

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