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Motukoreaite

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Motukoreaite

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Locality: 
Motukoreaite Occurrence, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm
Description

Aerial aggregates of translucent tabular white pseudohexagonal crystals of motukoreaite in cavities of the volcanic rock. The bigger geodes are rich in aggregates of gemmy transparent phillipsite. These specimens have been analysed and the results recently published in: Van Opstal, S (2021); Dillen et al., (2021); and Van Opstal, S et al., (2021).

This is the first example of motukoreaite offered on e-Rocks from this new locality. They were found in October 2019 by Simon Van Opstal.

 

Van Opstal, S., Dillen, R., Mestrom, P. (2021). Motukoreait von Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln, Spanien. Lapis 46 (9), 42-43 (in German).

Van Opstal, Simon (2021). Mineralen verzamelen op Lanzarote: van natroliet tot motukoreaiet. Geonieuws: 46(4): 87-92 (in Dutch).

Dillen, Rik, Van Opstal, Simon, Mestrom, Paul (2021). Een nieuwigheid voor Lanzarote: motukoreaiet. Geonieuws: 46(4): 93-96 (in Dutch).

 

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