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Shabynite is a hydrous magnesium borate chloride. Pertsev et al. (1980) named the species after Leonid Shabynin (1909-1995), Russian mineralogist at the Institute of Ore Deposit Geology in Moscow. This locality is an unusual iron deposit, which intruded into salt rock (Mazurov et al., 2018). Highly saline fluids precipitated unusual species, including four type species (to date). This same locality produces the banded seraphinite (species name clinochlore) readily available at online collectibles platforms.

Shabynite white veinlets, 2 mm think, in a drill core fragment. The matrix consists of dolomitic marble. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.

Price: $150

Item code: MS1969

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