• Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
  • Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase
Classic Minerals

Childrenite-Eosphorite on Orthoclase

$7,500.00   €6,441  £5,430.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC6182
Substantial well-developed crystals of Childrenite-Eosphorite from the famous Paprok Pegmatite area in Afghanistan. Childrenite and Eosphorite are rare constituents of very few of the Phosphate-bearing pegmatites in this area. In must be pointed out that Childrenite forms a continuous series with Eosphorite; Eosphorite being the manganese analogue of Childrenite, the aluminium end member. There has been debate as to if this specimen is Childrenite or Eosphorite and it is likely a mid-member in the solid solution series, hence the dual naming here. The specimen displays chestnut brown crystals measuring to an impressive 1.7 cm on a superb glassy crystal of Microcline feldspar. Scattered amongst the Childrenite-Eosphorite crystals are microcrystals of white Apatite. There are also areas on the Microcline of an undefined crystallized micro-botryoidal colourless mineral. A superb cabinet specimen.

Details

Dimensions
11.2 × 4.0 × 2.6 cm
Categories
Ex. Fisher and Kureczka Collection, Classic Minerals
Locality
Paprok, Kunar Province (Nuristan), Afghanistan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Eosphorite, Microcline

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