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Mineral Specimen #6975    Artinite, Desautelsite, Talc

4 miles north of Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California

5.5 x 4.2 x 4.4 cm
2.2 x 1.7 x 1.7 in


Ex. S. Pullman

Mg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O, Mg6Mn3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O

Two spheres of radiating, needle like, white colored Artinite crystals on a bed of light gray colored Talc. Also present on the surface of the Talc is a crust composed of bright orange colored microcrystals of Desautelsite.

Condition: Good

Flaws: There is a contact area on the larger Artinite sphere. Only one third of the adjacent smaller sphere is present.

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