4.2" Axinite Crystal Cluster - Peru

This is an axinite crystal cluster that was collected from the Canta Province of Peru. There is an association of a yellow-green mineral along the side, likely epidote. Due to the lack of knowledge regarding this association, this specimen is only listed for its axinite crystals.

Axinite is a mineral belonging to the silicates group, with three possible mineral compositions under the axinite group. The inclusive formula, encompassing all possible mineral member combinations is (Ca,Fe,Mg,Mn)3Al2BSi4O15(OH), where 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Axinite
LOCATION
Canta, Canta Province, Lima Department, Peru
SIZE
3.1" long, 4.2" tall
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#87736