Mined from: Khoroshiv Raion (Volodarsk-Volynskii), Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Phenakite is a rare mineral that is composed of beryllium, aluminum, and silicon, with the chemical formula Be2SiO4. It is known for its transparent, colorless, or light pink crystals, which can be found in a few locations around the world, including Ukraine.
In Ukraine, phenakite has been found in the Volyn Oblast region, specifically in the Korchin and Kryvorivnya deposits. These deposits are located in the Carpathian Mountains, near the border with Romania. The phenakite crystals found in these deposits are often small and scattered, and they may be associated with other minerals such as quartz, feldspar, and mica.
Phenakite has been known to humans since ancient times, and it has been used in jewelry and other decorative items for centuries. It is also valued by collectors and researchers for its unique physical and chemical properties, which make it useful in a variety of scientific and industrial applications.
In addition to Ukraine, phenakite has been found in other countries such as Brazil, Madagascar, and Russia. However, due to its rarity and limited availability, phenakite is considered to be a valuable and highly sought-after mineral.
Approximate Size of 1 Piece: 7mm x 6mm x 3mm
Approximate Weight of 1 Piece: 0.15g
Approximate Size of 1 Piece: 10mm x 8mm x 4mm
Approximate Weight of 1 Piece: 0.4g
Approximate Size of 1 Piece: 15mm x 10mm x 5mm
Approximate Weight of 1 Piece: 0.7g
Approximate Size of 1 Piece: 16mm x 12mm x 6mm
Approximate Weight of 1 Piece: 0.9g
Approximate Size of 1 Piece: 18mm x 14mm x 7mm
Approximate Weight of 1 Piece: 2g
Approximate Size of 1 Piece: 20mm x 15mm x 7mm
Approximate Weight of 1 Piece: 3.3g
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