fuchsite chrome mica muscovite


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a large Fuchsite specimen, also known as chrome mica, is a chromium (Cr) rich variety of the mineral muscovite, belonging to the mica group of phyllosilicate minerals.

Mineral Group
dimension (cm)  19x16x5
weight (g)  2439
 Named in 1842 by Karl F. Emil von Schafhäutl in honor of Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs [May 15, 1774 Mattenzell, near Bremberg, Lower Bavaria, Germany – March 5, 1856 Munich, Germany] professor of chemistry and mineralogy at University of Landshut and curator of the mineralogy collection.

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Weight 2437 g
Dimensions 19 x 16 x 5 cm