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Wadeite

ID: CC32380
For anyone building a suite of Khibiny Massif or Kola Peninsula specimens, here is a really nice rarity from this region in the Northern Region of Russia.  Wadeite is a potassium-zirconium silicate which occurs as delicate rose pink hexagonal crystals with a bright glassy lustre.  There are several occurrences in shallow vugs found within a creamy nepheline-syenite pegmatite shot through with acicular crystals of black Aegirine.  The richest coverage is in a roughly 3.5 x 1 cm vug. 

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Dimensions
5.2 × 6.1 × 4.3 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

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Minerals on specimen
Wadeite

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