Romanechite psm Selenite

Hilarion mine, Lavrion, Attica, Greece

Species: Romanechite, Selenite
Locality: Hilarion mine, Lavrion, Attica, Greece
Specimen Dimensions: 8.5x1.0x0.9cm
Size: Small Cabinet
Availability: Sold
ID-0033

Description:

We have seen several pseudomorphs after Selenite from Lavrion but most of them are really goethite after selenite. This is the real deal, the mineral that has covered/replaced the selenite is the manganese oxide romanechite. It has a metallic look and botryoidal-like style with good luster. It is quite heavy for its volume. You can literally see through the specimen from one end to another as the selenite has completely dissolved. The piece is an old-timer from an old local collector.

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