CHAROITE - Muruskii Massif, Aldan Shield, Yakutia, Russia
Lilac fibrous Charoite with small dark green Aegirine crystals, pale-greenish Pectolite, and pale-yellow Tinaksite. Both sides are cut (slab), one is polished to shine.
Pectolite fluoresces weak dark red SW, there are a few very very tiny green SW fluorescing spots of Steacyite.
Charoite is a rare mineral found in only one area in Russia
from Murunskii Massif, Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence, Aldan Shield, Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia - Charoite type locality
Measures approximately 6.25 x 2.25 x 0.37 inch, 3.10 oz / 159 x 57 x 9 mm, 87g
Price: 100.00 USD
Item # A0220914
To show the fluorescent response the specimen was illuminated using 6 watt 254nm (Short Wave) / 366nm (Long Wave) UVGL-58 lamp (you need a proper UV light source to observe the fluorescence, more powerful lamp = brighter response).