• Elpidite in Albite
Rare Minerals

Elpidite in Albite

$200.00   €190  £160.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32161
Acicular bundles of cream-tan Elpidite crystals are distributed within an approximately 3.5 x 3.0 cm vug within a matrix of crystallised Albite Feldspar.  Elpidite is a rare sodium-zirconium silicate, this specimen being from the Lovozero Massif on the Kola Peninsula of Russia, one of the world’s major nepheline-syenite deposits (Mont Saint-Hilaire being another).  The Albite forms micro-spiky crystals and crystal clusters lining the large, centrally-positioned vug.  

Details

Dimensions
5.8 × 6.5 × 4.2 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast, Russia, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elpidite, Albite

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