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Nežilovite is a complex oxide mineral containing essential lead, zinc, manganese and iron. It has the same crystal structural as both magnetoplumbite and hibonite, sharing their formula type AM12O19. And like magnetoplumbite, nežilovite is magnetic. Bermamec et al. (1996) named the mineral for its original occurrence at Nežilovo.The type locality lies in a successor state to Yugoslavia, North Macedonia, which only recently (February 2019) changed its name to North Macedonia from Macedonia.

This specimen is a fragment of limestone hosting numerous crystals of black nežilovite to 5 mm. Its crystals are rather crudely formed, but still show rough hexagonal outlines. Rare.

Price: $125

Item code: MS1447

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