LBRS-01x
Petalite
Katche Mines, Momeik Township, Kyaukme , Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)
Cabinet, 11.0 x 5.8 x 3 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
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A huge Petalite crystal, very translucent, that masses in at a whopping 230 grams (and Petalite is lightweight in general so that is a lot of volume, actually). Petalite is a rare lithium-aluminium silicate mineral mineral that seldom forms large sharp crystals. In fact usually it is ugly, though sometimes small crystals can be gemmy, and a beast like this is almost never seen - certainly, for Burma. This was the best example of the species in his 1000-piece Larson Burma Collection. A significant rarity, from any location. Note that it remains uncleaned, as found, with some pocket mud and materials still attached to the backside.

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