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RM3061   Steatite (Talc var.) pseudomorphing Enstatite

Ødegården apatite mines, Bamble, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Group of tabular enstatite crystals that have been pseudomorphized by steatite, a variety of talc. Defined, black color and good sized. They are usually accompanied by chloroapatite, beige in color, as we can see in the sample. Specimens from this locality are very rare and even less so with this quality, The mines are now closed and most of the dumps are overgrown by forest. It is accompanied by a handwritten label that we can place at the beginning of the s. XX, from the collection of the Freiberg Bergakademie.

Size: 5.7 x 3.9 x 2.4 c m.
Main crystal: 5.7 x 3.1 cm.
Found in s. XIX-XX.

Freiberg Bergakademie