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Mineral Specimen #5041    Aegirine, Quartz

Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi

A complex specimen composed primarily of Smoky Quartz and Aegirine. The Aegirine is for the most part black in color, but a few of the smaller crystals are a transparent dark green. The Quartz is a light smoky color, transparent with a good luster. In places, the Aegirine is included in the Quartz. Perched on the two species are a large number of unidentified, very small, light tan colored crystals. There are a number of rare species at this location which are difficult to identify by sight with certainty. There are also a few white blocky feldspar crystals. There are also a few psuedohexagonal, platy, tan colored crystals near on one end of the specimen (near the bottom of the first picture). These are likely either Parisite or a pseudomorph after Parisite.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

5.2 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm


This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Inosilicates | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars