Danburite, Calcite

Specimen ID: 22H-ULH

Danburite : CaB2Si2O8
Calcite : CaCO3
Mindat locality:
4.8cm x 3.6cm x 2.4cm

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4.8 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm. A glassy and gemmy, pink danburite crystal, measuring 4.8 cm in length, is surrounded by a halo of lustrous and translucent, faintly yellow calcite crystals to 1 cm. The danburite, which is limpid and gemmy at the termination, exhibits a rich pink color (quite rare from Charcas). Ex. Richard Heck Collection.
Robert Lavinsky - 4th November 2011
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