• Wiluite
  • Wiluite
  • Wiluite
  • Wiluite
Silicates

Wiluite

$1,000.00   €925  £770.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28787
A superb and seldom encountered specimen of the complex silicate Wiluite from one of its two co-type localities, this being the Vilyui River Basin (Wilui River Basin) in Eastern-Siberia, Russia.  A member of the Vesuvianite Group, the primary crystal on this small cabinet specimen measures 3.5 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm and is intensely dark green verging on black.  The well-developed tetragonal prism is double terminated, each end displaying a four-sided truncated pyramid with flat pinacoid face.  Other, much smaller, crystals cluster along one side of the green-grey-cream skarn matrix.  This is an excellent example of the rarely encountered silicate, Wiluite.

Details

Dimensions
7.3 × 6.5 × 6.2 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Vilyui River Basin, Saha Republic, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Wiluite

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