3.3" Metallic Bronze ASTROPHYLLITE Crystals in Radial Starbursts Russia for sale

$350.00
Product Code: EB1215ASTRO4
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Location Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Size 3.3" x 3.2" x 1.7"
Suggested Stand N/A

Here is an attractive specimen of astrophyllite with starburst-like, radially arranged, flat-lying, brassy reddish-bronze crystal blades with brilliant metallic luster.  The crystals are in and on a matrix of what is probably white calcite.   This is a particularly fine cabinet-sized specimen from an important locality on the Kola Peninsula of Russia.  It is a rich and highly representative example of this uncommon titanium silicate found in nepheline syenites.