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Mineral Specimen #5866    Kammererite - Chrommian Clinochlore and Chrysotile on Chromite

Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey

4.6 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm


Ex. Renaud Vochten, purchased in 1979

Blocky, red violet colored crystals of Clinochlore. The color is due to traces of Chromium and varies depending upon the angle from which they are viewed (dichroism). The crystals are one a Chromite matrix. Upon the Clinochlore are small, thin crystals of snow white Chrysotile.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Asia | Oxides and Hydroxides | Phyllosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars