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Chambersite - Sold

Chambersite is the manganese analog of boracite. It forms tetrahedral crystals showing its cubic symmetry at high temperatures. The mineral occurs in certain salt domes, and appears in the shavings from drilling. Chambersite crystals are typically enclosed in salt, and after washing are loose, perfect floater crystals. Honea and Beck (1963) described the mineral and named it after Chambers County, Texas. This crystal is dark smoky purple, 6 mm on edge. A nice example.