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Wadeite - Sold

Wadeite is a potassium zirconium silicate. Prider (1939) named the mineral after Dr. Arthur Wade (1878-1951), discoverer of the mineral and the Walgidee Hills intrusion (Australia), wherein the type locality sits.

This specimen consists of crystalline pink wadeite with minor attached microcline and astrophyllite. Individual crystals reach 3 mm across. Good lavender color. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.