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Margarite found 1973

Margarite is a calcium aluminum aluminosilicate, and a member of the mica group (Rieder et al., 1998). Senger (1821) originally described margarite from the Austrian Alps. The mineral derives from the Greek root margaritis for pearl, in reference to its luster. Dana (1892) reports that the mineral name found use amongst mineral dealers before its publication by a mineralogist.

From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona. Laskowski collected this specimen in 1973.

Price: $45

Item code: MS1885

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