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Freitalite

New Mineral type

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Description
Locality: 
Carola Mine, Freital, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.07cm
Description

Thin, bladed, pale lilac to colorless crystals of freitalite richly scattered on coal, with minor hoelite as whitish needles. This extremely rare aromatic hydrocarbon (natural anthracene) was recently determined and approved as new to science (IMA 2019-116) more than 30 years after its discovery. 

Author's material from the original find, very limited supply and the best of only two specimens available.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Freitalite

Formula: 
C14H10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1
Colour: 
Violet or whitish-violet to white
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Carola Mine, Freital, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

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