• Vivianite
  • Vivianite
  • Vivianite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Vivianite

$500.00   €467  £430.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8605
A 2.0 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm crystal of the hydrated iron phosphate Vivianite, stands on a small matrix of limonite-coated Quartz.  From the Trepča complex in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, this lead-zinc-silver district did once contain about 40 mines, but often the specific mine was not recorded with the specimen, only the Trepča district.  This translucent crystal appears blackish-blue, but in transmitted light varies between a stunning iridescent electric blue and electric emerald-green.  The upper section of the crystal is slightly bent to one side, this most likely occurring during extraction within the mine.

Details

Dimensions
3.8 × 3.5 × 2.1 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Vivianite

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