2" Lustrous Axinite Crystal Cluster - Dalnegorsk, Russia

This is a gorgeous cluster of sharp axinite crystals with sage-green to brown coloration. It comes from the Dalnegorsk Urban District of Russia and bears a crystal structure that's unique to the location. The crystals have exceptional luster and most are in excellent condition.

It has been mounted to the included acrylic display base with mineral tack.

Axinite is a subgroup under the silicate group of minerals, with three possible mineral compositions. The inclusive formula, encompassing all possible mineral member combinations, is (Ca,Fe,Mg,Mn)3Al2BSi4O15(OH). The presence of one listed alkaline or transitional element will effect the structure and colors displayed by the axinite crystal. It typically forms thin, sharp triclinic crystals, with colors ranging anywhere from a light yellow-brown to various shades of blue and green. The group name is derived from the Greek word 'axina', meaning axe, to describe the group's bladed crystal habit.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
2 x 1.6"