Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Torbernite

Views:
Watches:
TPX671892

Torbernite

Radioactive

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Val de Soneira, Calo, Vimianzo, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm
Weight: 
95.00gr
Description

Excellent and very aesthetic group of torbernite crystals on quartz matrix. The crystals of this deposit are possibly some of the best crystallized in Europe. This small deposit was discovered by the Doctor in Geology Manuel Montes near a holding of kaolin where he worked, this kaolin comes from the decomposition of feldspars, hence these strange square holes that can sometimes be observed in the matrix of quartz, torbernite in this deposit is a secondary formation, the quality of the crystals is exceptional.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Torbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Seller Information

Payment options: offline, paypal_wpp, paypal_wps

Item Toolbox