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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHM M2960


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GLAHM M2960: axinite; large brown crystals, with albite crystals on amphibolite - click to view larger image

axinite; large brown crystals, with albite crystals on amphibolite

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Dimensions:
19x13x7.5cm
Locality:
Dauphine, [Isere], [France]
Context:
unknown
Notes:
Very fine large specimen. Museum catalogues only gives a "Hunterian" provenance ( ie in the Hunterian before the move to Gilmorehill around 1877), but fine specimens of "thumerstone" are recorded as being in the museum by Captain Laskey, in his description of the Hunterian in 1813. This is the old name for axinite, and may indicate that they were actually Hunter specimens.
Keywords:
SILICTMISC : DISPLAY : SILICTFELDSPAR : MINERAL : TUCSON EXHIBIT 2006 : : HUNTER 2007 : EH_HUNTER_MINERALS :

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