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Pyrosmalite-(Fe) aka Ferropyrosmalite - Sold

Pyrosmalite-(Fe) is an iron silicate mineral also known as ferropyrosmalite. The mineral species originally received the name pirodmalith by Moll (1808). Later researchers changed the mineral name to pyrosmalith (Zambonini, 1901). This is a choice example, with large six-sided tabular crystals to 2.0 cm wide and 1.3 cm thick. The crystals form a layer on a fracture surface in green iron rich matrix. The crystals are complete, but show some chipping to their edges. This specimen is consequently a great value for the large crystal size. This specimen carries a Riksmuseet (Stockholm) label and was formerly in the Wolfgang Henkel collection.