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Angelite from Halsjöberg?

Posted by Vik Vanrusselt  
Vik Vanrusselt August 19, 2012 08:12PM
Hello all,

Does anyone know if there is any Angelite (a variety of Anhydrite) at Halsjöberg?
The specimen is supposedly Angelite + Kyanite from Halsjöberg.
I'm thinking the label is a misspelling of Augelite.


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Knut Eldjarn August 19, 2012 08:18PM

It should probably be "Augelite". It is not possible to say if the specimen contains Augelite from the photo. This mineral typically occurs with a distinct cleavage together with greenish grains of Trolleite and other phosphates in the Kyanite-bearing quartzite at Hålsjöberg (Horrsjöberg), Torsby, Värmland, Sweden


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/19/2012 08:19PM by Knut Eldjarn.
Rock Currier August 19, 2012 08:45PM
Your specimen does not appear to be angelite. Angelite is a new age/metaphysical name that was given to t particular kind of fine grained, compact massive anhydrite found at one particular place in Peru. The local little lapidary shops found it easy to work and it was cheap and plentiful. The made all sorts of balls, eggs, "wands", and animal carvings etc. out of it and it became know as angelite. As far as I know the name has not been used to name anhydrite from any other locality.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Aksel Österlöf August 21, 2012 01:49PM
Agree with Knut and Vik,

AUGELITE (even if I cannot see any in the pic).

Likely a handwritten label= misinterpretation.


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