Tuperssuatsiaite, Villiaumite

Specimen ID: 4C1-D0F

Mineral(s)
Tuperssuatsiaite : Na2Fe3Si8O20(OH)2·4H2O
Locality
As recorded:
Aris Quarries, Aris, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia
Mindat locality:
Events

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In the middle of tufts of acicular crystals, thin, shaped like hair, of tuperssuatsiaite, a crystal of villiaumite, of pink color, in the central part, to mutate in orange in the peripheral part of crystal. Collection and photo of Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D610, bellows, Schneider Kreuznach 28mm; f:4. Focal using 5.6.
Gianfranco Ciccolini - 13th September 2016

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At the same specimen, in addition to these hair-like crystals, it is also this curious combination spindle-shaped. In the background the pink crystal of villaumite, out of focus. Collection and photo of Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D610, bellows, Schneider Kreuznach 28mm; f:4. Focal using 5.6.
Gianfranco Ciccolini - 14th September 2016
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