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Mineral Specimen #6077    Kammererite - Chromian Clinochlore

Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey

5.7 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


The surface of this specimen is covered with Clinochlore crystals which are a rich red/violet color. The color is due to the presence of chromium and is referred to as Kammererite. The crystals range in size form microscopic to 6 mm. The crystals are translucent. There is a secondary growth of microscopic crystals which are lighter in color. This secondary growth covers the crystal bearing surface and also one side, always orientated in the same direction, of the larger crystals. The larger crystals have striated faces.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

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