This specimen features gorgeous sharp, pseudo-hexagonal cyclic twins of strontianite. The strontianite crystals have lustrous striated prism faces and have golden internal zoning near the terminations – a classic look for fine crystals from Oberdorf an der Laming. In excelent condition, a couple of minor nicks visible upon close inspection.
This is a beautiful, classy strontianite.
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About these Strontianites
These strontianites are from the collection of Franz Lammer (1914-1997), and were collected during the period approximately 1967-1992. Although strontianite is a relatively common mineral, it is difficult to obtain fine collection specimens of sharp crystals. Among the finest ever found are the specimens that came from the magnesite deposit at Oberdorf an der Laming, Styria, Austria, a locality that has produced superb crystals of a few different habits.