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Mineral Specimen #4505    Goshenite with Included Albite, Tourmaline, Quartz

Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia

4 x 2.6 x 2.8 cm

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Partially transparent crystals of the colorless variety of Beryl (Goshenite) which inclusions of light reddish/tan colored Albite which gives the crystals a slight yellow tint. One of the larger crystals has some nice zoning when viewed from the end. The Goshenite crystals are well formed with flat sides and terminations and good luster. Numerous black colored, small colored Tourmaline crystals are on the surfaces of the Goshenite crystals as well as the Quartz matrix. A note on the Tourmaline: both Schorl and Foitite have been identified at the location with some crystals phasing from one species to the other; there is no way to tell the difference without analysis.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Beryl | Tourmaline | Tectosilicates | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Beryl | Tourmaline | Tectosilicates | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars