Magnesioaxinite

Recent find of magnesioaxinite from the type locality at Merelani Hills, Tanzania.  Magnesioaxinite is the magnesium rich end member of the Axinite group (the other end being ferroaxinite) and is typically found as mere shards and crystal fragments.  The following crystals were selected from a newly found batch for their relative completeness and perfection.


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AF699 - Magnesio-axinite $ 900 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 0.4 cm


Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af699a.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af699b.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af699c.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af699d.jpg]

Gemmy, lavender Magnesioaxinite crystal of exceptional quality. Specimen is composed of a main crystal with a small attached side crystal. Magnesioaxinite is rare and when found at all, is usually as mere shards of crystals. This crystal is complete and has very little damage, just a little edge chatter. One of the finest quality magnesioaxinites I have handled. .


AF700 - Magnesio-axinite $ 220 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af700a.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af700b.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af700c.jpg]

Two parallel grown, gemmy, lavender Magnesioaxinite crystals. Undamaged all along the terminations, with some attached Calcite on one side and Graphite on the other.


AF701 - Magnesio-axinite $ 320 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm


Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af701a.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af701b.jpg]

Small, thick pink Magnesioaxinite crystal with some attached Graphite. Magnesioaxinite is rare and when found at all, is usually as mere shards of crystals. This crystal is complete and has very little damage.


AF703 - Magnesio-axinite $ 390 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 0.9 cm


Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af703a.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af703b.jpg]

Gemmy, lavender and orange Magnesioaxinite crystal with attached Calcite and Graphite. Magnesioaxinite is rare and when found at all, is usually as mere shards of crystals.This crystal is composed of two parallel crystals, the front crystal undamaged with the back crystal having chipping on the top edge. For what it is though, a darn good crystal.



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