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Artinite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Gulsen, Kraubath an der Mur, Leoben District, Styria, Austria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11 × 6.2 × 4.5 cm
Description

Rare sample of radial artinite - snowy white, in remarkable dimension and with good contrast to dark matrix. Please note that this material is very rare and hard to obtain.

Mineral Data
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Artinite

Formula: 
Mg2(CO3)(OH)2·3H2O
Strunz: 
5.DA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Dossi di Franscia (Franscia Mine; Franscia Mines; Franscia Quarries), Campo Franscia (Franscia), Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy