Specimen #840

Name: Astrophyllite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Rov Gora, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 6 x 5.5 x 1.8 cm

Weight: 46

Acquired: 2008-10-24

Source: Natures Art and Gifts, Boulder City, Nevada

Label: N

Comment: Astrophyllite (Star Leaf), a very rare mineral, is distinctive for its brown to golden radiating crystals (a mix of titanium, potassium, and iron). Its name is derived from the Greek words meaning "star" and "leaf". Found in a felsic (silica/quartz) based matrix, it is mainly used in jewelry as an ornamental stone.

Minerals: Astrophyllite

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Astrophyllite, Rov Gora, Kola Peninsula, Russia - 6 x 5.5 x 1.8 mm