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Aquamarine & Phenakite

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Locality: 
Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk, Chitinskaya Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russian Federation
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 2.7 × 2 cm
Description

An interesting older specimen from Krantz in Bonn: a gemmy slightly bluish hexagonal prismatic aquamarine crystal (no termination!) settles on a whitish silicate mineral with striated faces. On the label it was first determined as phenakite but then obviously revoked. It doesn´t look like a feldspar or a topaz to me so it could be phenakite of course but i do not know such specimens from Nertschinsk.

So this is a bit a 'surprise' specimen as i do not have the time at the moment to analyze it - i leave this to the connoisseur who may want to bid on this interesting classic.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aquamarine

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Formula: 
Be3Al2Si6O18
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Blue
Streak: 
White

Phenakite

Formula: 
Be2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Type Locality: 
Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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Best regards Roger

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