Axinite-(Mn), Quartz, Garnet Group

Specimen ID: 3WL-3WF

Mineral(s)
Axinite-(Mn) : Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Quartz : SiO2
Garnet Group : X3Z2(SiO4)3
Locality
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
70mm x 52mm x 25mm
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Very rich group of tabular crystals of axinite-(Mn), brilliant and with color zoning. These crystals have been analyzed and the results indicated a Mn content higher than Fe. They are accompanied by brilliant and intense green epidote crystals. The matrix is grossular-andradite with intense orange color. They are partially covered by curious and aesthetic crystals of quartz, very elongated and some doubly terminated. From a unusual Peruvian locality. The main crystal is: 2,4 x 1,6 x 0,8 cm.
Carles Millan - 12th August 2019

Photo added to mindat.org

Very rich group of tabular crystals of axinite-(Mn), brilliant and with color zoning. These crystals have been analyzed and the results indicated a Mn content higher than Fe. They are accompanied by brilliant and intense green epidote crystals. The matrix is grossular-andradite with intense orange color. They are partially covered by curious and aesthetic crystals of quartz, very elongated and some doubly terminated. From a unusual Peruvian locality. The main crystal is: 2,4 x 1,6 x 0,8 cm.
Carles Millan - 12th August 2019
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