Gaspeite #4 Rare Thumbnail Specimen (Mt. Edwards Mine, Western Australia)
*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: Gaspeite
Locality: Mount Edwards Mine, Widgiemooltha, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia. This mine is no longer open, and is a classic locality for Gaspeite.
Dimensions: 0.69" x 0.65" (18mm x 17mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Gaspeite is a rare nickel carbonate mineral, and is part of the calcite group. Named for the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, from where it was first described in 1966. This natural bright green mineral is rarely seen, and this particular piece has a beautiful fibrous texture, rare even for this mineral. Perfect for jewelry work or display.
Care Notes: As a reasonably soft (4-4.5 Moh's carbonate, special care needs to be taken to keep this mineral out of water and away from hard minerals.
Healing Keywords: Grounding, revitalizing energy that is believed to connect one to the spiritual world and the human world.
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