Caryinite, Magnetoplumbite, Berzeliite, and Manganberzeliite
Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
Cabinet, 7.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Ex. Paulo Matioli
Colorful, granular massive skarn from the type locality, with abundant, yellow-brown caryinite with gray-black, sub-metallic magnetoplumbite, and yellow, translucent berzeliite and manganberzeliite. Although not incredibly attractive, this piece consists of several rare minerals that represent some very complicated chemistry! Caryinite itself is a complex sodium lead calcium manganese magnesium iron arsenate. Ex. Paulo Matioli collection.