• Melilite
  • Melilite
  • Melilite
Silicates

Melilite

$1,750.00   €1,610  £1,340.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28805
Labelled Melilite, this superbly crystallised specimen is from San Rocco in the Viterbo Province of Lazio, Italy. Melilite is no longer regarded as a specific mineral, the name being applied to species of uncertain composition in the Melilite Group. The large, semi-transparent to translucent, cubic, tan crystals look like Ã…kermanite, but this is an educated suggestion only. Reverting to the general name, the Melilite crystals measure up to 7 mm on edge and richly line a wide shallow vug in a dark green granular volcanic matrix, of likely Olivine. Although the mineral locality is given as San Rocco, this is a nearby abandoned small church and the mineral locality itself is a small depression on the rim of the Vico caldera, west of the San Rocco.

Details

Dimensions
7.4 × 6.4 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Rare Minerals, Silicates
Locality
San Rocco, Caprarola, Viterbo Province, Lazio, Italy

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Melilite (Melilite Group)