Sexy Geology

Look at the photos below and what mineral comes to mind? Amethyst? Fluorite? Perhaps something Li-bearing? Lepidolite? Nope. It’s none of these.

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In fact the masses above are a large aggregation of very small hexagonite crystals. Hexagonite? Yes, hexagonite – a Mn-rich variety of tremolite, in this case originating in the Adirondack lowlands near Balmat, New York.

Sexy enough for you? Well, at the very least, it’s “hexy” enough for me. :-P

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