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Palenzonaite & Parsettensite

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Palenzonaite & Parsettensite

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Description
Locality: 
Molinello Mine, Ne, Graveglia Valley, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2.5 × 1.2 cm
Description

Together with schäferite, palenzonaite is the only garnet with structural vanadium in its formula. This thumbnail from the type locality shows a dark wine-red veinlet with some hints of well-formed crystals. The scaly brown material in association is parsettensite (analytically confirmed).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Palenzonaite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)3CaMn2+2(VO4)3
Strunz: 
8.AC.25
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Colour: 
Dark red
Type Locality: 
Molinello Mine, Graveglia Valley, Ne, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy

Parsettensite

Formula: 
K1.2Mn8(Si,Al)12O26(OH)10
Strunz: 
9.EG.40
Hardness: 
1.5
Type Locality: 
Parsettens Alp, Tinizong (Tinzen), Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass), Albula Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland

Seller Information

Payment options: offline, paypal_wpp, paypal_wps

Seller's terms and conditions

We offer rare minerals to systematic collectors worldwide, doing our best to ensure accurate identification and provide adequate information and pictures.

Through extensive field search and contacts with trusted sources, we manage to provide the best in newly found species and classic type-locality minerals. Should your item prove to be different we offer an immediate refund of purchase.

Items may be returned within 15 days of receipt, please note that return costs are at customer's expense. We will issue refund as soon as we receive the item in unaltered condition.

Preferred payment is via Paypal, please follow instructions at ceckout and make payment to: braccomin@gmail.com . If you don't have a Paypal account you can as well pay with your credit card following instructions for non-Paypal users.

Alternatively we accept bank transfer to: Roberto Bracco - bank: Intesa Sanpaolo - via Paleocapa 134/R - 17100 Savona, Italy.

IBAN code: IT79P0306910600100000067863 SWIFT code: BCITITMM

Cash and checks not accepted.

To contact us and ask questions about items on sale, please e-mail to: braccomin@gmail.com  - phone: +39.3381058295. Returned items should be sent to: Roberto Bracco, piazza Monticello 12/2, 17100 Savona, Italy