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Wollastonite

Ex A.A. Damour, ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2 × 5.5 × 2 cm
Weight: 
25.00gr
Description

Wollastonite specimen featuring white acicular wollastonite on a matrix consisting of orange-colored garnet and green diopside. The location "Spitzberg" is somewhat imprecise and obscure - not to be confused with Spitzbergen island - Spitzberg near Wolfach in the Black Forest is likely (because near to France) but the mineralization does not exactly fit.

Comes with original hand-written label of A. A. Damour (1808-1902), a well-known french mineralogist, and on-glued corresponding number sticker. His personal mineral collection was sold to F. Krantz (who was in charge of the Krantz mineral dealership between 1891 and 1926), probably shortly after his death.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wollastonite

Formula: 
CaSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DG.05
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White

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