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Mineral Specimen #6493    Gillespite in Sanbornite Polished Egg

El Rosario, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico

10 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm
3.9 x 3 x 3 in

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BaFe2+Si4O10 in Ba2(Si4O10)


A very unusual carved and polished egg composed of two rare Phylosilcates, red Gillespite in white Sanbornite. There are many places where there are platy flashes of high luster from the Sanbornite. The numerous dark colored inclusions are likely Magnetite or possibly Ilmenite.

Condition: Good

Flaws: There are a few harline cracks which in places show light iron staining.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Mexico | Phyllosilicates | Rare Minerals | Polished & Worked | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Mexico | Phyllosilicates | Rare Minerals | Polished & Worked | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars