Armenite - Sold
- Simplon Tunnel
- Wassen Alp
- 3.0 by 2.5 by 0.8 cm – Thumbnail specimen (fits into a 3 cm cube)
Armenite is a calcium barium silicate originally found in the Armen mine near Kongsberg, Norway (Neumann, 1939). Later study showed the mineral to be related to milarite (Armbruster and Crank, 1992). This specimen is a tight cluster of colorless to white armenite crystals to 3 mm. Rare stuff! This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited, obtained in 1997. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.