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Africa089 - Axinite-(Mg) - Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Umba Valley, Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Figured in Mineralogical Record, Vol. 40, No. 5, "Merelani Issue", pg. 372, Figure 48
Type Locality, Fluorescent

From the type locality, this is a rare gem floater crystal of axinite-(Mg) (magnesioaxinite). The crystal is color-zoned from clear to pale salmon, has a superb vitreous luster, and has a sharp form. Axinite-(Mg) from Merelani has a composition very close to the theoretical end-member of the axinite series. This specimen fluoresces red to violet under LW UV. 3.3 x 2.2 x 0.5 cm.

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