Pezzottaite

Specimen ID: KNJ-06Y

Mineral(s)
Pezzottaite : Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Locality
As recorded:
Parun (Paroon; Parown) pegmatite field, Wama District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
2.3cm x 1.5cm
Events

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2.3 x 1.5 cm. An exceptionally choice, and exceedingly rare euhedral xl of rich, light pink color. Although the species is relatively common from Madagascar (the type locality), only a few xls are known from Afghanistan. The crystal was verified by the GIA (Herb Obodda information); locality information as well from Herb Obodda. For discussion see http://www.mindat.org/mesg-106-332362.html.
Herbert Obodda - 18th September 2008
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