Blue Hauyne tiny crystals in rock matrix Rare Thumbnail Mineral Specimen
Dimensions (millimeters): 25 x 18 x 18
Dimensions (inches): 1 x .7 x .7
Origins: from Mayca, Niedermendig, Laach Lake Volcano, Eifel Mts, Germany, Europe
Thumbnail specimen, housed in small acrylic museum box, Euro style thumbnail box with snap lid .
Haüyne was first described in 1807 from samples discovered in Vesuvian lavas in Monte Somma, Italy. The crystals are transparent to translucent, with a vitreous to greasy luster. The color is bright blue. Related to lapis lazuli but rarer.
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