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Mineral Specimen #4118    Traskite, Sanbornite, Gillespite, Pyrite, Quartz

Esquire No. 7 claim, Big Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Fresno Co., California

7.1 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
2.8 x 2 x 1.5 in


Ex. Steve Pullman

Ba21Ca(Fe2+,Mn,Ti)4(Ti,Fe,Mg)12(Si12O36)(Si2O7)6(O,OH)30Cl6·14H2O, Ba2(Si4O10)

A massive specimen the matrix of which is composed approximately half of Quartz and the other half of Sanbornite. The Sanbornite has many platy surfaces with a pearlescent luster. Between the Quartz and The Sanbornite is dividing line of a black colored unidentified species. In a few small places on this black material, reddish colored Gilespite is on the surface. The TRaskite can be found as very small reddish brown colored fractured grains throughout the matrix.

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