Phenakite Phenacite Specimen Russian Stone Gemstone Mineral

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Description

PHENAKITE SPECIMEN

This is the raw phenakite specimen with calcite and fluorite. Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2″ (3.4 x 3 x 3cm). Weight – 1.2oz (34 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.

Some information about phenakite:

Phenakite or phenacite is a fairly rare nesosilicate mineral consisting of beryllium orthosilicate, Be2SiO4. Occasionally used as a gemstone, phenakite occurs as isolated crystals.There is no cleavage, and the fracture is conchoidal.

The Mohs hardness is high, being 7.5 – 8; the specific gravity is 2.96. The crystals are sometimes perfectly colorless and transparent, but more often they are greyish or yellowish and only translucent; occasionally they are pale rose-red.

Its name comes from Ancient Greek meaning “deceiver” due to its close visual similarity to quartz, named by Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld in 1833 (More information about phenakite).

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Additional information

Weight 34 g