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Djurleite


Morimoto (1952) named djurleite after Dr. Seved Djurle (1918-2000), Professor of chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden, who first synthesized the compound. Djurleite is very similar to chalcocite in properties and the distinction is best made by single crystal X-ray methods (Evans, 1979). This specimen shows the characteristic matrix of the benitoite locality, with blue schist rock veined with white natrolite. The natrolite has been partially removed by acid treatment to reveal thick tabular djurleite crystals to 4 mm. The djurleite crystals are a bit dull, but unaltered. There is minor benitoite and neptunite present as well.

Price: $50

Item code: MS1111

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