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Prase Sceptre Ilvaite & Calcite

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Prase Sceptre Ilvaite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Avissalos, Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.1 × 6 × 5.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
5.40cm
Description

Wow this unique piece has it all! Quartz scepters over prasem are extremelly rare and we have a 5.4cm scepter here, on matrix(thin layer of calcite, crystallized at the bottom), accompanied by other prasem crystals and a large, terminated black ilvaite crystal which is coated with sparkling microcrystals of calcite on the termination adding superb contrast! Haematite inclusions offer a redish hue on the prasem. A superb combo piece of two of the most highly desirable Seriphos minerals, mineralogically interesting, aesthetic, in perfect condition and bizzarre and crazy.....!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Prase

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Hardness: 
0.0

Ilvaite

Formula: 
CaFe2+2Fe3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BE.07
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Torre di Rio - Santa Filomena area (Monte della Torre), Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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