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Sagenite (of Kunz)

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A variety of Quartz

A redefinition by Kunz in 1892 (possibly a misunderstanding) of the original name Sagenite as defined by Saussure to refer to a variety of quartz - see also Sagenite (of Saussure) and Rutilated Quartz - a more common modern name to refer to Quartz containing acicular rutile inclusions.

"Sagenite – Penetrated with acicular crystals of other minerals, generally rutile, tourmaline, goethite, stibnite, asbestus, actinolite, hornblende, epidote, etc."

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Agate2 photos of Sagenite (of Kunz) associated with Agate on mindat.org.

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No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Kunz, George Frederick Gems and Precious Stones of North America Published 1892, Second Edition

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