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Mineral Specimen #5066    Murmanite, Aegirine

Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

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Ex. Steve Pullman, Ex. David Garske

Na2Ti2(Si2O7)O2·2H2O

The Murmanite is the light violet colored, platy material with the high, metallic luster. Also present is black colored Aegirine. There is also present a redduish colored material, which when viewed under 10x, can be seen massive and partially gemmy. This may be Eudialyte.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material.

4.5 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm

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