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DescriptionArfvedsonite is a member of the amphibole group and is also a silicate. It has the mineral formula of Na3(Fe,Mg)4FeSi8O22(OH)2. Arfvedsonite is named for the Swedish chemist, Johan A. Arfvedson. Arfvedsonite is a not so common mineral. This sample is approximately 11 cm across.
LocationGreenland ▹ Narsarsuk
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-11-07.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1398.
Key wordsarfvedsonite, amphibole, silicate
Tech details779 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1758