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Aegirine, Microcline

Aegirine, Microcline

Specimen # 100812
Mineral: Aegirine, Microcline
Location: Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Size: 4.8 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Price: $95.00 CAD

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This aegirine is really different - the termination is composite, comprised of an outer rim of sharp, thin, bladed individual terminations around the outside of the crystal perimeter, and the centre is hollow, a crater, with well crystallized crater walls, formed by these blades. This specimen has top lustre and sharpness, with some glints of internal green (more a forest green hue than the more typical olive-hue from this locality). In excellent condition -  a couple of the blades have minor chipping, you don't really see well without magnifiying. A great piece.

This aegirine is really different - the termination is composite, comprised of an outer rim of sharp, thin, bladed individual terminations around the outside of the crystal perimeter, and the centre is hollow, a crater, with well crystallized crater walls, formed by these blades. This specimen has top lustre and sharpness, with some glints of internal green (more a forest green hue than the more typical olive-hue from this locality). In excellent condition -  a couple of the blades have minor chipping, you don't really see well without magnifiying. A great piece.