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Brandtite - Sold

Brandtite is an arsenate of calcium and manganese, named by Nordenskiold (1888). The name honors George Brandt (1694-1768), Swedish chemist. Brandtite forms rosettes to 3 mm of colorless blades, contrasting with the altered manganese silicate skarn matrix. Quite attractive!

This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. He obtained the piece in 1955. There is a label indicating that this piece was in the Colonel Washington Roebling collection. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.