Phenakite (Twinned)
Miniature, 3.2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Out of all phenakite locales, these Mogok crystals stand in a unique place because of their sharp twinning about the long axis, easily visible in the complex spoked terminations. This is a superb, GEMMY, sharply twinned single crystal of phenakite, 12 grams in mass. The crystal here is exceptional in size and gemminess, and comes from the first trickle out of here in 2008 or so. Since that time, a few small pockets have been hit, sparse and intermittently worked. But no major or large find has turned up and these continue to be hard to obtain. This is a superb example, and quite distinct from phenakite from other locales.
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