Momeik, Mogok, Burma
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
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A bizarre, squarish crystal of DANBURITE, believe it or not. A few small examples of this material came out in 2007-2008, and were sold as scapolite at first. I recall a few fine thumbnails, and some facet rough, with several dealers. They sold for very high prices, actually. But I had not seen such a fat crystal at that time. This turned up at the Munich show, and has now been confirmed by analysis at CalTech in the lab of Dr. George Rossman. I have not seen others at Munich or Tucson, or from my own direct sources, and so I can only presume this is the same older material, and not a new find. An interesting addition to any Afghani/Pakistani suite of specimens!