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Danburite - Sold


Danburite is a calcium boron silicate. The mineral name comes its type locality at Danbury, Connecticut (Shepard, 1839).

Likely the most prolific producer of danburite is Charcas (Mexico), the source of this specimen. This is a singly terminated orthorhombic crystal. There is a sidecar crystal arranged in parallel on one side of this single crystal, and a few chalcopyrite grains included in the base of the crystal. About 80% complete. This particular crystal has a gemmy and bright termination, as well as a pale pink color. The pale pink coloration is natural, but very subtle.