Raw Phenakite Crystal, 22 Grams, Okuta-Didan (Shining Stone) Mine, Jos Plateau, Nigeria

$178.88 USD

Raw Phenakite Crystal, 22.4 Grams, Okuta-Didan (Shining Stone) Mine, Jos Plateau, Nigeria

Weight: 22 g

Size: 3.5 cm (1.36") x 2.5 cm (1")

Locality: Okuta-Didan Mine, Jos Plateau, Nigeria

Phenakite is a rare mineral found in a few localities around the world. Nharo worked with small scale miners to enter the mine and were able to acquire some noteworthy specimens.

Phenakite is a silicate with a hexagonal crystal structure. Named after Phenax, a Greek word meaning deceiver, because of a strong similarity to quartz. Close examination will reveal vertical striations on the crystal where on quartz they are horizontal. Phenakite is harder than quartz at 7 to 8 on the Mohs scale and when cut displays a brilliance that is just short of diamond.


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Nharo has been collecting mineral specimens in Southern Africa since 2002. We focus on bringing a wide variety of unusual, beautiful and energetic minerals back home with us!

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