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Specimen # 102096
Mineral: Wodginite
Location: Wodginite, Itatiaia Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


Detailed Description

A large wodginite crystal with very sharp lustrous faces on the upper portion and at the termination. In excellent condition (very minor chipping, hard to see without magnification.) The first and third photos show it from front and back, and the scond photo highlights the termination. A super crystal for the species, and I have never seen a better termination on a wodginite.

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About These Wodginites

Wodginite is not a common mineral, and it is quite difficult to acquire good crystals. These ones are from a 2017 find that produced a relatively small number of specimens. Their idetification has been confirmed at the University of Arizona, and, along with subsequent EDS work, it has been established that of the various members of the wodginite group, they are wodginite.

When initially found, they were sold within Brazil with incorrect locality information. This is often done to protect an original source soon after a find, although it’s not clear whether that was the reason in this case. In any event, they are confirmed to be from the Itatiaia Mine, and the original attibution of early specimens to “Linopolis District, Divino das Laranjeiras” should be corrected.

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 35 × 24 cm