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Carpholite is a manganese aluminum silicate. Abraham Gottlobb Werner named the mineral in his 1817 Letztes Mineral System. The mineral name derives form the Greek for straw, in reference to the color of the mineral.

Carpholite forms needles to on a metamorphic matrix. Some needles are arranged in parallel, and the mineral exhibits a silky luster in places. This specimen was part of the Charles Trantham (1936-2020) estate.

Price: $100

Item code: MS1630

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