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RM2423   Makatite and villiaumite

Aris Quarries, Aris, Windhoek Rural, Khomas, Namibia

Makatite is a very rare sodium silicate. In this excellent specimen, it presents a good size aggregate formed by fine fibrous makatite needles, shiny and soft to the touch, on the matrix. It is accompanied by small but very transparent crystals of a pinkish to reddish villiaumite (NaF). Very representative for the species and the locality. Analyzed.

Size: 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.3 cm aggreg.
Found in 1994.

Analyzed specimen with report