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Specimen # 101272
Mineral: Strontianite
Location: Oberdorf an der Laming, Styria, Austria
Size: 6.3 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm


Detailed Description

This is an amazing specimen, featuring a stack of pseudo-hexagonal cyclic twins of strontianite. These strontianite crystals are as sharp and lustrous as strontianite gets. Collected in 1992, accompanied by an original collection label. In excellent condition – the top crystals are pristine, the section part way down the stack is not damaged (the light reflects off an internal fracture) and the lower, second, angled stack of crystals is incomplete. Stands perfectly for display as photographed. Fantastic strontianite.


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.

Additional information

Dimensions 63 × 54 × 26 cm