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1 item @ $125.00  

Ellenbergerite

#56661

Ellenbergerite

#56661
Availability
Available
Price
$85.00
Size
3.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Mg6(Mg,Ti,Zr,□)2(Al,Mg)6Si8O28(OH)10 (RRUFF)
Locality
Case Parigi, Martiniana Po, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy

Ellenbergerite, a very rare titanium-zirconium silicate, was described in 1984 from this locality. It is found no where else on Earth except this locality and a few nearby localites. It typically occurs as inclusions in Pyrope garnets, but rarely as single crystals like this specimen. The largest crystal is 1.5mm at the lower arrow. 

Type Locality

Ellenbergerite

Formula
Mg6(Mg,Ti,Zr,[box])2(Al,Mg)6Si8O28(OH)10 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, purple, lilac 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Pyramidal 
Hardness
6.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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