Hambergite Crystal Specimen Russian Stone Gemstone Mineral

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Description

HAMBERGITE CRYSTAL

This is the transparent hambergite crystal with cleavelandite crystals, pink tourmaline and zeolite. Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.4″ (6.4 x 5.5 x 3.5cm). Weight – 4.8oz (135 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 (More information about hambergite).

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Additional information

Weight 135 g