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TitleKornerupine from Woldheim, Germany
DescriptionThe bladed mineral is kornerupine, Mg(Mg,Fe,Al)9(Si,Al,B)5O21(O,OH,F). It is in a sea of quartz that also contains small equant dark red garnets. Kornerupine is a rare mineral, sometimes prized as a gemstone (when it has an emerald green color). This sample from Woldheim, Germany, is about 5 cm across.
LocationGermany. Near Woldheim.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-03-28.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1198.
Key wordskornerupine, Germany, garnet, quartz
Tech details474 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number274