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Kapustinite


Kapustinite is a sodium zirconium silicate (Pekov et al. 2003) and a member of the lovozerite group (Pekov et al. 2009). The mineral name honors Yuriy Leonidovich Kapustin (1933-2002), Russian mineralogist and petrologist, a specialist in alkaline igneous complexes (Pekov, 2007). This specimen consists mostly of crystalline kapustinite, with an apparent alteration product. Kapustinite here has a deep somewhat brownish red color and shows some parting.

Price: $125

Item code: MS1267

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