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Clinozoisite (manganiferous) with Nepheline

Val Boschetto, Gridone, Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland


Granular pink Clinozoisite (2 cm wide), interlayered with white Nepheline/Albite matrix. The colour is due to Mn(III)-content (cf. extraLapis No.55, 2019, S. 94). This pegmatitic mineral association of manganese-bearing Clinozoisite and Nepheline is not only a Swiss rarity, but also unique worldwide! Recovered in May 2017 from nepheline pegmatite #3 in Val Boschetto, on the northern flank of Gridone. EDX/XRD analyzed sample

Clinozoisite (manganiferous) with nepheline - Gridone, Centovalli, Ticino,

SKU: SW-88
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  • Size

    2.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm

  • Locality

    Val Boschetto, Gridone, Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland 

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