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Hydroxylherderite (fluorescent) w/ Cleavelandite (rare) viewBack to PRE-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Oct 25, 2018

Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
  • Starting Time:10/18/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:10/25/2018 06:30:04 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:3.6 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Size Description:Miniature

Description:Hydroxylherderite, an uncommon Ca-Be phosphate, is usually found as a pegmatite mineral formed during late stage hydrothermal deposition. It is rare from the famous pegmatites of Afghanistan and is very rare from the well-known Pech pegmatite field. The stout, well-formed, very glassy, translucent green prism is wonderfully accented with a cleavelandite "sail" on the top. The high lustre on the satin finish prism faces adds character. RARE, excellent and highly desirable hydroxylherderite from Pech. It also has surprising purple translucence.

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