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Helvite on Albite

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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Helvite is a rare mineral named after its Swiss discoverer, Alfred von Heli. It was first described in 1893 and has  been found in various locations worldwide. Helvite's composition consists of the elements beryllium, aluminum, silicon, oxygen, fluorine, and iron. It belongs to the garnet group of minerals and has a distinctive color range from pale yellow to dark brown.

In mineralogy circles, it is technically known as "Helvine." Helvite is more commonly known. A synonym for helvine is "Moonlight Garnet."

Size of specimen: 48mm L X 45mm W X 28mm D. 3-5mm crystals. Ships with tag, COA, and information.

Helvite is typically found in contact with metamorphic rocks that have undergone high temperatures and pressures. It can also be found in pegmatites, coarse-grained igneous rocks with large crystals.

Some notable locations where Helvite has been discovered include Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Brazil, and the United States.


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