• Villiaumite
  • Villiaumite
Rare Minerals

Villiaumite

$150.00   €143  £120.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32050
Villiaumite is a rare sodium fluoride (NaF) and is one of those minerals always considered amongst collectors as something rather exotic! This fine and substantial example is from the Khibiny Massif on the Kola Peninsula in the Northern Region of Russia. There are many Kola collectors out there and this will make a great addition should you still be needing this species for your suite. The Villiaumite is cleaved, forming a cuboid miniature with micro-stepped faces of metallic carmine red to intensely deep red, almost black, with a brilliant glassy lustre. I have checked the specimen for fluorescence but none is evident. It’s a great specimen but do remember, should you decide to purchase it, that Villiaumite is very soluble in water, so ensure it is kept dry.

Details

Dimensions
3.3 × 3.8 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Rare Minerals
Locality
Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Villiaumite