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Mineral Specimen #5357    Goshenite with Included Albite on Micrcline with Muscovite and Tourmaline

Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia

Goshenite is the colorless variety of Beryl and is the rarest color of the mineral. This specimen is especially uncommon in that the mostly transparent crystals have inclusions of dark brown/gray colored Albite which form a band right in the middle of the crystals. The crystals are well formed with good luster. The terminations consist of flat faces with the larger crystals having complex, multiple faces. The Goshenite crystals are resting on a Microcline crystal which is off white in color with a slight hint of pink/orange coloration. The surface of the Microcline has a rough, corroded appearance and is covered with a scattering of greenish silvery Muscovite crystals and a few black colored Tourmaline crystals. The Tourmaline crystals could be either Schorl or Foitite, both of which have been identified at the location with some crystals phasing from one species to the other with there being no way to tell the difference without analysis.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

4.3 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
Largest Goshen crystal measures 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Beryl | Tectosilicates | Phyllosilicates | Tourmaline | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Beryl | Tectosilicates | Phyllosilicates | Tourmaline | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars