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Intergrown foliated translucent crystals 3 5 mm light pink
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Mn Field, N. Cape Prov., South Africa
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 5.7 x 5.5 cm
Intergrown, foliated, translucent crystals to 3.5 mm across of light pink marshallsussmanite are emplaced on a large matrix surface. This is a very recently described as a new mineral species. This rare sodium, calcium, manganese silicate is named for the prominent Tucson area collector, Marshall Sussman, who specializes in Namibian and South African minerals. Only two fairly small pockets were found, as yet, to my knowledge. This was mined in the second pocket of late 2013.
Very recently described new mineral species matrix specimen features
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Mn Field, N. Cape Prov., South Africa
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.9 x 3.2 cm
Very recently described as a new mineral species, this matrix specimen features intergrown, translucent, disc-shaped crystals, to 4 mm across, of pastel pink marshallsussmanite. There are also a few lustrous, blackish brown crystals of aegirine, to 4 mm in length, attached. This rare sodium, calcium, manganese silicate is named for the prominent Tucson area collector, Marshall Sussman, who specializes in Namibian and South African minerals. Only two fairly small pockets were found, as yet, to my knowledge. This was mined in the second pocket of late 2013.
This significant example species composed parallel colorless white
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 2.5 x 1 cm
This significant example of the species is composed of parallel colorless to white, tabular Eudidymite crystals, 4 cm wide and 2.7 cm high. The blades encase, and are seemingly pierced by, a partial Aegirine crystal. This combination is highly representative of the locality. The world's best and largest crystals of Eudidymite come from Malawi.
A sharp specimen Epididymite crystals coating Aegirine right term One
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Miniature, 3.5 x 1 x 1 cm
A sharp specimen with Epididymite crystals coating the Aegirine right to the term! One of the finest long "spears" to be had.
Mt. Maloso, Malawi
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 2 x 1.1 cm