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Litidionite


Litidionite is a potassium sodium copper silicate mineral. Scacchi (1880) named the species after the Greek word for little pebble: litidion. Pozas et al. (1975) revised the chemical formula and solved the crystal structure. Litidionite, along with blue copper bearing natural glass, here coats a single lapillus, which is a rock fragment ejected by an erupting volcano.

This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. Merrill's collection card and label ship with the specimen.

Price: $200

Item code: MS1281

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