Sklodowskite, Gypsum

Plaka mines, Lavrion, Greece

Species: Sklodowskite, Gypsum
Locality: Plaka mines, Lavrion, Greece
Specimen Dimensions: 5.3x4.5x2.8cm
Size: Miniature
Availability: Sold


Sklodowskites from Greece has only been found in this pocket in Lavrion. Those are the best examples of any uranium mineral from the country and is one of the most desirable Lavrion rarities. Most are associated with gypsum and probably other uranium minerals are present but we have only identified the sklodowskite as it was analyzed by the collector who found those back in 2016. It is likely that some tiny little pieces of gypsum will come off during transit but the specimens are quite durable and can be shipped. Minor losses are possible but if an important area of the specimen arrives damaged, we will refund so feel safe to buy, despite the fragile nature of those. This is a nice example with a sandwich-like appearance and quite rich for the find.