Sharp, Translucent Clinohumite
John Betts - Fine Minerals
Superb specimen of a translucent wine-red Clinohumite crystal on tan-colored matrix. The Clinohumite crystal has many complex faces all around. In the past many dealers mislabeled this find as Chondrodite, but testing in 1986 proved the identification. These were later determined to be more specifically Hydroxylclinohumite.
Ladjuar Medam, Koksha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan
33 x 18 x 15 mm.