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Wardsmithite

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Locality: 
Death Valley, California, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm
Description

Outstanding white acicular crystals of the extremely rare borate mineral wardsmithite from the type and one of the only 5 known localities worldwide.

Very nice under the microscope for the beauty and rarity !

 

Mineral Data
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Wardsmithite

Formula: 
Ca5Mg[B4O7]6·30H2O
Strunz: 
6.HA.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Hard Scramble claim, Ryan, Furnace Creek District (Furnace Creek Borate District; Death Valley Area Borate Deposits; Ryan area), Inyo Co., California, USA

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