Fuchsite included in Quartz (Unique)

Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 4.1 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Fuchsite is the uncommon greenish variety of muscovite and is high in chromium. This UNIQUE specimen is from the Merelani Hills - recently mined in march or april of 2011. Bright apple-green fuchsite is richly included in a glassy, transparent to translucent, floater quartz crystal! The termination has multiple points, with only a trivial bit of bruising on the low side. The lower end has cleaves on both sides. The flattened crystal has a waxy luster and unusual etched/contacted sides. An ultra rare and colorful one-timer. Value of such a unique rarity??

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