Schlarbaum quarry, Klause, Bad Gleichenberg, Styria, Austria
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm
A 1.0 mm, pastel-green spheroid of the ultra-rare scandium phosphate kolbeckite nicely perched on the side of matrix from Austria. Fragments of blue kolbeckite crystals are scattered on the front and back of the matrix. Scandium minerals are extremely rare, and kolbeckite almost unseen in specimens of quality where you can see the crystals with naked eye 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm