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Mineral Specimen #6453    Deerite, Quartz, minor Pyrite

Laytonville Quarry (Longvale; Longvale Quarry), Laytonville, Coastal Range, Mendocino Co., California

27 x 11.1 x 5.7 cm
10.6 x 4.4 x 2.2 in


Collected by Steve Pullman

(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5 / Na(Fe,Mn)10(Fe,Al)2Si12O31(OH)13

This specimen is quite large for the rare species of Deerite which is present as elongated, needle like black crystals with a high luster. A very good example of this rare silicate from the type location.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From California and Nevada | Inosilicates | Quartz | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars