Strengite, Rockbridgeite
Leveaniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Kiruna district, Lappland, Sweden
Miniature, 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm
A showy combination specimen of phosphates from the famous Leveaniemi Iron Mine of Sweden. Lustrous, lavender strengite spheres to 3 mm are aesthetically and richly scattered with sea-foam green spheres of rockbridgeite to 4 mm in a 3-dimensional vug atop massive hematite matrix. These specimens were collected in the mid-1980s and the mine is now closed. Ex. George Elling Collection.This Photo was Photo of the Day - 8th Aug 2008