Fuchsite from Cookes Creek, WA
I love the colour green which is most likely what attracted me to this little piece of Fuchsite. The common colour is pale green to emerald green depending on the amount of Chromium substitution. This piece has a nice silvery sparkle to it. People also refer to it as Chrome Mica.
The full location of this specimen has not been determined, however, there is a known deposit at Cookes Creek about 70km from Nullagine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Karina and I did a road trip up the east coast to Byron Bay around Easter in 2015. This specimen was purchased from Crystal Castle, we spent the whole day there walking around the gardens, taking in all the beautiful crystals. It really is a beautiful place to relax.
Chemical Formula: KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2
ID #: JG0021
Colour: Pale to emerald green
Acquisition Date: 05/04/2015
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Lustre: Vitreous to pearly
Dimensions: 67mm x 47mm x 29mm
Location: Undetermined, possibly Cookes Creek, WA
Rarity of Mineral