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Clinochlore

Clinochlore

Specimen # 102004
Mineral: Clinochlore
Location: Arrondissement Diako, Cercle de Bafoulabé, Kayes Region, Mali
Size: 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm
Price: $40.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

Clustered books of clinochlore crystals. The specimen is a floater, with no point of attachment to surrounding rock. The clinochlore crystals are deep green - they look black from the edges and face-on they show their green. In good condition (very good for the find), with edge rubs in places and a couple of clean cleaves. Stands for display as in the photos.

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About These Clinochlore Specimens

These were found in 2011 by a geologist prospecting for economic ore minerals. The clinochlores were not considered by the propsector to be interesting specimens, and so they were only tracked down more recently. A very soft mineral, excavated by a commercial prospector looking for something else... you can imagine that most from the lot were not fine mineral specimens at all. Many of the pieces I examined looked like they had been run over by a bulldozer. Repeatedly. However, a very few are really nice, particularly under good lights, where the green becomes visible.  I am not aware of any specimens from this find that were pristine - these represent the best few out of the few hundred that I saw. Good clinochlore specimens are not easy to come by, so I was very pleased to find these.

Detailed Description

Clustered books of clinochlore crystals. The specimen is a floater, with no point of attachment to surrounding rock. The clinochlore crystals are deep green - they look black from the edges and face-on they show their green. In good condition (very good for the find), with edge rubs in places and a couple of clean cleaves. Stands for display as in the photos.

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About These Clinochlore Specimens

These were found in 2011 by a geologist prospecting for economic ore minerals. The clinochlores were not considered by the propsector to be interesting specimens, and so they were only tracked down more recently. A very soft mineral, excavated by a commercial prospector looking for something else... you can imagine that most from the lot were not fine mineral specimens at all. Many of the pieces I examined looked like they had been run over by a bulldozer. Repeatedly. However, a very few are really nice, particularly under good lights, where the green becomes visible.  I am not aware of any specimens from this find that were pristine - these represent the best few out of the few hundred that I saw. Good clinochlore specimens are not easy to come by, so I was very pleased to find these.