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Marialite is a sodium aluminum silicate chloride, and a member of the scapolite group (Teertstra et al., 1999). German mineralogist vom Rath (1866) named the species after his wife, Maria Rosa vom Rath (1830-1888).

This is a single crystal of gem marialite. Many gem traders call these "scapolite" which is now considered a mineral group name. Since this crystal likely suffered treatment as gem rough, transported in a sack across the ocean. It shows micro-chipping along its edges; nevertheless in very good condition for one of these. Transparency is also better than most examples. Material from this locality falls into the compositional range for marialite.

Price: $85

Item code: MS1600

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