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Dypingite


Dypingite is a hydrous magnesium carbonate. The mineral name recalls its original discovery in the Dypingal deposit, Norway (Raade, 1970). While known from several world localities, the crystal structure is unknown, without even an established unit cell (Raade, 2012). Dypingite is known synthetically, produced in calcining of magnesia (Canterford et al., 1984).

Dypingite here forms white spheroids, to 1 mm across, with acicular artinite. This specimen was part of the Charles Trantham (1936-2020) estate. Trantham found this specimen with his collecting partners, Jeanne Mager and Al McGuinness, on April 2, 1978.

Price: $75

Item code: MS1644

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