Kovdor Mine, Kovdor, Kola Penninsula, Russia
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
Ex. Martin Zinn
This is a cluster of parallel, glassy and gemmy, ivory-colored crystals to 2.2 cm in length. Large crystals of kovdorskite, a rare magnesium phosphate, are uncommon and come ONLY from this locality. This is a large, full sized thumbnail/toenail specimen and hosts as large a crystal as you can get in a specimen of the size - but they are large by any standard, as well (to 2 cm). From the type locality in the Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Ex Renato Pagano collection of Italy, in 2008