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Ekatite - Sold

Ekatite is a rare iron arsenite, containing both Fe3+ and Fe2+ atoms. Electron transfer between the iron atoms results in a very deep green (nearly black) color. Keller (2001) named this mineral after After Dieter Ekat (1935-1996), Namibian mining engineer. This item is a single crystal of ekatite in a gelatin capsule. This specimen also carries a Bill Pinch label. Rare!