Eudialyte with Aegirine

Yukspor Mt., Khibini Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A rare, excellent combination specimen of a fairly large, 1.4 cm, lustrous, carmine-red eudialyte crystal very jauntily embedded atop contrasting matrix richly inset with lustrous aegirine blades from the Khibiny Massif of Russia. Eudialyte is a rare sodium, calcium zirconium silicate found only in unusual igneous terrains, such as nepheline syenites and alkalic granites. This is an exceptional and showy example of this rare species from this locality. Usually they are without luster. Its an important piece. Valued $600. These came out in the 90s and I have not seen very many since then

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