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Datolite

$350.00   €341  £290.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32305
Datolite, a calcium boron hydroxide nesosilicate, forms a intergrown bed of greenish-yellow crystals up to 3.5 cm wide from Bor Pit at the Dal'negorsk B deposit in Primorsky Krai, Russia. This is a vast open pit, measuring approximately 3 x 1.5 km and worked for boron; “bor” being the Russian word for boron. Examined in more detail, the Datolite crystals are in general pale apple green which gradually grades to an acidic yellow towards the prism’s top surfaces. The overall lustre is bright and glassy, so completing this highly attractive small cabinet specimen.

Details

Dimensions
5.7 × 8.5 × 2.4 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Silicates
Locality
Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Datolite