Albite on Microcline
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Albite on Microcline

Specimen # 101950
Mineral: Albite on Microcline
Location: Albite on Microcline, Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Size: 3.8 x 3.1 x 1.9 cm


The edges of this microcline crystal have been overgrown by albite crystals, oriented in parallel. In fact, the whole microclinee has been overgrown with a veneer fo albite, but at the edges the albite is well developed in discrete crystals. Examining this specimen from underneath, it seems that a Carlsbad twinning plan is visible – hard to see as displayed, given that the albite on top obscures the habit of the microcline.  As a bonus, there is a fine arfvedsonite on the back, nicely terminated. In excellent condition, no damage. Stands perfectly for display as photographed.

Additional information

Dimensions 19 × 38 × 31 cm