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Nickenichite

#48311

Nickenichite

#48311
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Na,Ca,Cu)1.6(Mg,Fe3+,Al)3(AsO4)3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

Beautiful deep azure blue micro crystals to about 1mm. This is the second worldwide occurence of this rare arsenate. Very rich specimen.

The exact locality is: Arsenatnaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough, Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia

XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Nickenichite

Formula
(Na,Ca,Cu)1.6(Mg,Fe3+,Al)3(AsO4)3 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, Good 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
greenish blue, light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

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