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English: Phenakite
Locality: Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 4.4 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm.
At 40 grams, this is one of the larger specimens recovered. It is a floater, complete-all-around and pristine save one small ding on a side face (hard to see). It was the best specimen overall in the lot which showed up in Denver of 2009 (several kilograms in total, representing about half the total find which was divided to send to Thailand for cutting; and to the show as well) . This crystal has a very 3-dimensional structure to it, and is better crystallized than most others here. It looks for all-the-world like a completely colorless spessartine garnet from Brazil, with those complex striations and patterning prominent around the whole specimen. In person, this glows with brilliant light bouncing in and out of the crystal off all the myriad of faces. It is absolutely colorless, a pure colorlessness that is startling in its utter lack of any impurity which adds some coloration to most minerals.
Deutsch: Phenakit
Fundort: Bauchiplateau, Plateau , Nigeria (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 4.4 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-262066.html


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