Chromian Muscovite (Fuchsite) (2019 find)

MQ Granite AS quarry, Gaskkabeaivári, Kautokeino, Finnmark, Norway
3.1 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm
Start Time: 06/25/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/02/2020 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: mmcdade

Item Description

This specimen is from a new discovery in 2019. This large thumbnail / toenail sized specimen featuring INTENSELY colored foliated crystals of rich chrome green Fuchsite (a chromium-bearing Muscovite) sitting atop massive white Quartz matrix. The color honestly is more saturated in person than the photos might indicate, as the semi-metallic quality and intense green hue are very difficult to photograph. If you collect species of Mica, chrome-bearing minerals or specimens for Europe, this is a really cool specimen from a small discovery from a last year.