Rare Wine Red Clinohumite (chondrodite) crystals with chrome muscovite mica. Originally identified as chondrodite analysis later determined these were indeed clinohumite. Clinohumite is a mineral related to olivine which rarely forms well defined, large crystals, as here. In Perky Box. Fine Specimen
Dimensions (millimeters): 22 x 22 x 16
Dimensions (inches): .9 x .9 x .6
Origin: Ladjuar, Mada, Kokcha Valley, Afghanistan
Clinohumite is known from only a handful of world localities in fine quality crystals. This was found in Afghanistan in the same area where the famous Lapiz Lazuli is mined. If you're a thumbnail collector, a gem crystal collector, or a collector of rare silicates, do not pass up this beautiful specimen.
Whether you love science, just curious about the universe or want to create a collection of the chemical elements, possessing samples is a great way to bring the periodic table to life.
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