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Datolite

Datolite

Specimen # 100369
Mineral: Datolite
Location: Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Size: 12.6 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Price: $75.00 CAD

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This large specimen hosts a lot of datolite crystals, up to 3.1 cm. Some fresh pale green on this one and lots of lustre around the piece, although the larger crystals are mostly a silky lustre. There are chalcopyrite crystals (most coated with tetrahedrite) in association, including four small (up to 1. 5 mm) sharp tetrahedra frozen as inclusions inside the datolite. In addition, if you look with magnification there are small brown-burgundy axinite crystals included in one of the datolites (I can only make this identification from other pieces from the find with axinite - these are contained under a fairly frosted face of a datolite crystal - but still, how often do you see axinite included in anything?) This datolite specimen can be displayed in a couple of different ways - the datolite crystals are complete on all sides but the bottom. There is no noticeable human-induced damage - a couple of the crystals were damaged during formation and have crystallized over those borken faces - this is not easy to see anyway. Nice cabinet specimen of datolite.

This large specimen hosts a lot of datolite crystals, up to 3.1 cm. Some fresh pale green on this one and lots of lustre around the piece, although the larger crystals are mostly a silky lustre. There are chalcopyrite crystals (most coated with tetrahedrite) in association, including four small (up to 1. 5 mm) sharp tetrahedra frozen as inclusions inside the datolite. In addition, if you look with magnification there are small brown-burgundy axinite crystals included in one of the datolites (I can only make this identification from other pieces from the find with axinite - these are contained under a fairly frosted face of a datolite crystal - but still, how often do you see axinite included in anything?) This datolite specimen can be displayed in a couple of different ways - the datolite crystals are complete on all sides but the bottom. There is no noticeable human-induced damage - a couple of the crystals were damaged during formation and have crystallized over those borken faces - this is not easy to see anyway. Nice cabinet specimen of datolite.

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