Astrophyllite #8 Thumbnail Specimen (Khibiny Massif, Russia)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection
Mineral Name: Astrophyllite
Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast, Northern Region, Russia.
Dimensions: 0.78” x 0.50” (20mm x 13mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: A white matrix punctuated by shining golden brown blades of astrophyllite, which may vary in size and shape.
Care Notes: A soft and variable mineral, Astrophyllite should be handled with care.
FORMATION: Astrophyllite is rare and complex: or is a hydrous potassium iron titantium silicate mineral. It is a classic Russian mineral, and should not be confused with similar-looking arfvedsonite.
HEALING KEYWORDS: Astrophyllite is associated with inner knowledge, personal magic, and life path. It is believed to help us live to our full potential.
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