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RARE08-27
Medaite
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
Molinello Mine, Val Graveglia, Genoa, Italy (TYPE LOCALITY)
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A thin drusy crust on matrix is the very rare mineral medaite: a manganese, calcium, vanadium arsenic, silicate, hydroxide. The medaite has sparkling luster and a rose red color. This specimen is from the type locality in Italy and is, I am told, quite rich for the species.