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Torbernite

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Torbernite

Ex. Leo Jahaan Collection
Radioactive

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Description
Locality: 
Margabal Mine, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 2 cm
Description

PLEASE NOTE: This specimen emits a moderate level of radiation which, despite the efforts of the seller, may be partially detectable outside the shipping box -- therefore the seller prefers to send this specimen within Europe to avoid potential shipping complications.  If you bid on this item from a country outside continental Europe, the seller assumes no responsibility for successful delivery of the item, or any additional costs incurred, since international customs departments occasionally confiscate packages containing radioactive minerals.

Please also note the shipping costs are higher than usual due to the specimen being sent in a high quality ex-medical radiation-shielding lead container (provided free of charge with the specimen).

This fantastic torbernite cluster comes from the famous Margabal Mine in France, known for producing probably the world's finest torbernite specimens.

The mine has been closed for many years and so well-crystalized specimens like this are rarely available.

This specimen is almost a complete floater with crystallization all around and no matrix other than one small patch of white quartz on one side.

Rich forest green coloring featuring multiple complex tabular crystals as well as 'fans', creating a highly aesthetic form.

Ex. Collection of Leo Jahaan

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Torbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Shipping Information

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Worldwide
$49.50
Europe
$19.50

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Seller's terms and conditions

Please read the dimensions of the specimen, as the size of minerals in photos can be misleading.

To see the details shown in close-up macro photos, you may require a high quality magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe.

Care has been taken to accurately display the colors of the specimen. However, please be aware that computer monitors and phone screens each display colors slightly differently. Differences in light brightness and light source can also drastically alter the appearance of mineral colors. Therefore please be aware that while these photos are accurate and colors have not been enhanced, what you see on your screen may vary slightly from what you see in your hand, and may require specific lighting conditions (usually brighter is better).

Information regarding the specimen's found locality and mineral identification is believed to be correct, however due to the complexities of ID'ing minerals and tracking source locations in rare cases this data may be imprecise.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to send a message.

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