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RM1367   Ilmenite with epidote

Arkaroola Bore, North Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

This specimen is really interesting not only for the quality of the crystal but the locality it comes from. Few specimens are represented in collections. This sample shows a brilliant metallic luster and sharp faces and edges. Located in a gully, this locality consists of outcropping hydrothermally-altered and weathered Wooltana volcanics containing veins and pockets of zeolites, calcite and crystallised ilmenite.


Size: 5.3 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 27 x 20 x 8 mm.



 

RM1623   Scholzite

Reaphook Hill, Martins Well, South Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

Very rich scholzite specimen, an unusual phosphate of Ca and Zn, with elongated prismatic crystals, transparence and brilliance. It comes from a classic Australian locality for the species as is the Martins Well area, about 40 miles SE as such indicates this old label. A zinc and phosphorus-rich deposit in dispirited breccia. It is as mined for a few years for mineral specimens (mostly scholzite).


Size: 6.4 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 1 mm.

Excol. Hubin (Neupré, Belgique)
Analyzed specimen with report


 
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