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ex Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences #4912
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White Rocks, Killiney, County Dublin, Irish Republic (Eire)
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
10 × 7.6 × 4.5 cm

Pegmatite matrix with several crystals embedded within the quartz. Colour varies from pearly cream to brown and it is believed these are pseudomorphs after either spodumene or andalusite.

Killinite is a dioctahedral hydromuscovite.    Type  Locality.

Original label reads: "Killinite of siskin green and black green colour in rhomboidal? four sided prisms in coarse granular granite. Dalkey Co Dublin" #177.  The specimen probably predates 1850.

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