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Stellerite

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Stellerite

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Locality: 
Altai, Eastern Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 4 × 2.5 cm
Description

This is an exceptionally specimen of a bright, lustrous sphere of orange stellerite on minor matrix. This locality has produced among the world’s best stellerite specimens and certainly the prettiest. This piece just sparkles and glows in person and is the best I have seen from here in awhile - they came out in the 90s and have been scarce, since then.Ex Armin Wendland collection

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Stellerite

Formula: 
Ca4(Si28Al8)O72·28H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.15
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Mednyi Island, Commander Islands (Komandorskije ostrova), Bering Sea, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia...
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