Edeniet, Edenit, Edenita, Эденит, エデン閃石, エデン閃石

Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material

Formula: NaCa(MgFe2+)5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Mineral class: silicates
Crystal system: monoclinic
Mohs scale: 5 - 6
Density (g/cm3): 3.0 - 3.3
Refractive index: 1.606 - 1.672
Cleavage: good - fair
Colors: colorless, white, grey, greenish, brownish
Luster: vitreous
Fluorescence: yes
Pleochroism: -
Largest Edenite: ?
Deposits: worldwide
1st Description: 1892
Name: from the occurrence at Edenville / New York / USA


Weight: 1.22 ct

Origin: Myanmar

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Edenite Mineral

Origin: Edenville / Orange County / New York / USA

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Edenite Mineral

Weight: 4.33 ct

Origin: Mogok / Myanmar

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