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Edenite - Sold

Edenite is an sodium calcium magnesium aluminosilicate mineral, a member of the amphibole group (Hawthorne et al. 2012). Glocker (1839) named edenite after Edenville, New York, near the type locality. Beck indicates in his 1842 Mineralogy of New York that the name edenite had been used for some time.

This is a gem crystal of edenite. It shows alluvial wear. The crystal is transparent and shows a smoky brown color with a hint of green. Minor chattering of the crystal edges is present, just as one would expect for a crystal found in gem gravels. 25.4 carats.