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46MM Pinolite Polished Palm Stone Mineral Specimen Panolith Austria

16.99

Location: Austria

Weight: 1.1 Ounces 

Dimensions: 46MM

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Pinolite is a unique and rare rock that is primarily found in Austria. It is characterized by its striking appearance, featuring white magnesite and black dolomite in a distinctive pattern that resembles pine cones. This mineral has garnered attention for its aesthetic appeal and geological significance.

Formation and Geographical Occurrence

Pinolite is formed through a process involving the crystallization of magnesite and dolomite within metamorphic rocks. The unique patterning of pinolite is attributed to the intergrowth of these two minerals, resulting in the characteristic “pine cone” appearance. The geological conditions necessary for the formation of pinolite are relatively rare, contributing to its status as a prized collector’s item.

The primary occurrence of pinolite is associated with the Styrian Alps in Austria, particularly in the region of the Hochgrössen area. This specific geological locale has been recognized as the primary source of high-quality pinolite specimens, attracting interest from mineral enthusiasts, geologists, and collectors worldwide.


 


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