Cancrinite Sphere Ball Russian Stone Gemstone Mineral


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This is the polished yellow cancrinite sphere. Diameter 3.1″ (78mm). Weight – 22.1oz (627 grams). Origin: Russia, Kola Peninsula.

Some information about cancrinite:

Cancrinite is a complex carbonate and silicate of sodium, calcium and aluminium. Classed as a member of the feldspathoid group of minerals; the alkali feldspars that are poor in silica.

Yellow, orange, pink, white or even blue, it has a vitreous or pearly luster; a hardness of 5–6 and an uneven conchoidal fracture. It is unusual among the silicate minerals in that it will effervesce with hydrochloric acid due to the associated carbonate ions.

Found originally in 1839 in the Ural Mountains, it is named after Georg von Cancrin, a Russian minister of finance.

Additional information

Weight 627 g