• Phenakite
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Rare Minerals

Phenakite

$1,750.00   €1,551  £1,320.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28769
The Tangen Feldspar mine is situated on the southern Norwegian coast at Kragerø in Vestfold og Telemark.  It was a Quartz and Feldspar mine which worked a amphibolite hosted pegmatite on the western slope of Mount Sjåen.  This site sill exists but collecting is forbidden by its owner.  Although the mine recorded only twenty-six mineral species (not bad really!), many of these were highly uncommon, making it a fascinating site.  Its best-known species is Phenakite, the rare beryllium silicate, which occurs here as dark greyish-green crystals, an unusual colour for the species.  This large miniature is a fine example displaying a terminated 3.4 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm Phenakite crystal standing vertically out from a matrix of cryptocrystalline opaque milky Quartz.

Details

Dimensions
5.3 × 6.8 × 4.7 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Tangen Feldspar Mine, Kragerø, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Phenakite

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