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Poudretteite : KNa2B3Si12O30

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Poudretteite : KNa2B3Si12O30

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A 1.6 cm wide, 1.6 cm tall hexagonal, gem-quality crystal of poudretteite. It is nearly colorless with a faint pink edge. It is from the Pyant-gyi mine, near Pein-pyit in the Mogok region, Burma. It was identified by electron microprobe analysis, Raman spectroscopy and refractive indices.

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Photo added: 23rd Aug 2006