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Mineral Specimen #4710    Niigaite aka Clinozoisite-(Sr)

Miyabana beach, Ohmi, Itoigawa City, Niigata Pref., Chubu, Honshu Island, Japan

4.3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm



The Niigaite is present has small grains up to .5 mm in a mix of Clinozoisite, Diaspore and Chlorite. Originally named after the type location, it was renamed to Clinozoisite-(Sr) in 2006 and then renamed back to Niigaite in 2015. This is a very rare species with only two known locations; the other also being in Japan.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Asia | Sorosilicates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars