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English: Calcite (Var.: Thinolite)
Locality: Olenitsa River, White Sea Coast, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 10.1 x 7.1 x 5.5 cm.
These specimens have confused collectors since they first came out in the early 1990s as calcite after something embedded in concretions, then glendonite after ikaite, then as calcite after ikaite; and now classified as calcite variety thinolite, which is a pseudomorph after an unknown mineral. This is a strange, biomorphic-looking pseudomorph from Russia. These big, sharp orange-brown pseudomorphed crystals measure up to 4 cm in length. Unlike most of them, which are somewhat radial, this features a large oriented crystal, as if a rocket had just impaled the concretion around the crystals. This Photo was Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 31st Dec 2006
Deutsch: Calcit (Var.: Thinolit)
Fundort: Olenitsa River, White Sea Coast, Kola, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russland (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 10.1 x 7.1 x 5.5 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-49346.html


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