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RM2679   Enstatite

Odegården apatite mines, Bamble, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

A very hard to find enstatite specimen from the Ødegården apatite mines. Prismatic crystal of dark greenish-brown, partially transformed to talc. Accompanied by muscovite. During the 2nd World War, the mines were worked from 1941-1945 under the leadership of Adam Petterson. The mines are now closed and most of the dumps are overgrown by forest. Some of the dumps have been used as masses in construction and reparations of roads in the district.

Size: 5 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.
Found in ± 1975.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality