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Asbecasite

Posted by Rock Currier  
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May 26, 2009 07:06PM
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This article is in a pre-construction phase.
Someone is needed to work on this article which contains a few preliminary notes.

1. The localities need to be brought into conformity with mindat locality strings if necessary, reversed and made bold.
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Asbecasite
Ca3(Ti,Sn4+)Be2[(AsO3)3|SiO4]2 Trigonal
A 2.5cm Asbecasite xl on Cafarsite, Wanni glacier, Scherbadung Mt. Kriegalp Valley,Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland © J. Rosell


Asbecasite Micro and rare species collections.
Ca3(Ti,Sn4+)As63+Si2Be2O20
Switzerland
Southern Binnatal, Monte Leone Nappe, Cherbadung?. “The mineral occurs as rhombohedral crystals up to 5 mm in size. Color lemon, transparent, high luster. Cleavage rhombohedral...was found on cleft faces in orthogneisses of the Monte Leone nappe…” 1 At the Kopparberg show in Sweden in 1990 one dealer had “excellent thumbnail asbecasite from Cherbadung…” That means he had a number of small specimens of this rare mineral for sale.2
1 American Mineralogist, Vol.52, p.1584 - 2 Mineralogical Record, Vol. 22, 1991, p47.

We need someone to tell us about th Asbecasite specimens from this locality.


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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2012 08:14AM by Rock Currier.
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