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Pabstite

#RS58710

Pabstite

#RS58710
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
BaSnSi3O9 (RRUFF)
Locality
Kalkar quarry, Santa Cruz Co., California, United States
Tagged
tin

Pabstite is a rare barium-tin silicate and found at only four localities worldwide. The Kalkar quarry is the type locality. It is hard to identify the colorless crystals in matrix without the aid of shortwave UV. This is one of the richest specimen I've seen with grains to around 2mm.

Fluorescent, Type Locality

Pabstite

Formula
BaSnSi3O9 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Anhedral Grains 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
RC Stamberg Collection
Special Info
Fluorescent
Special Info
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