Hambergite Crystal Specimen Russia Transbaikalia

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HAMBERGITE CRYSTAL

This is the translucent hambergite crystal covered with small white zeolite crystals. Dimensions: 2.0 x 0.8 x 0.4″ (5 x 2 x 1cm). Weight – 0.2oz (7 grams). Origin: Russia, Transbaikalia.

Some information about hambergite:

Hambergite is a beryllium borate mineral named after Swedish explorer and mineralogist Axel Hamberg (1863–1933). The mineral occurs as white or colorless orthorhombic crystals.

Hambergite occurs in beryllium bearing granite pegmatites as a rare accessory phase. It occurs associated with beryl, danburite, apatite, spodumene, zircon, fluorite, feldspar and quartz.

It was first described by mineralogist and geographer W. C. Brøgger in 1890.

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Weight 7 g