Other rarities occurring in the pegmatites of this area include microlite, hambergite
and rhodizite (Antandrokomby is one of the world's richest sources of this mineral).
At this Denver Show, KARP Minerals had some excellent loose crystals of hambergite
from the Paleini mine.
There are also, of course, much fancier items in the collection, including sharp floater crystals and twins of some truly rare species: senarmontite, glaucodot, stolzite, hambergite
, neptunite, epididymite, a petite cumengite "mace" on boleite, and (naturally) a superb specimen of a member of the whiteite group, specifically of whiteite-(CaFeMg).
com), whose room at the InnSuites also harbored some superb hydroxylherderites from Pakistan, as well as some noteworthy hambergite
and beryllonite specimens.
At both the InnSuites and the Main Show, Francois Lietard had a handful of very nice thumbnail-size hambergite
specimens, found just this past January somewhere near Shengus, Skardu district, Northern Areas, Pakistan.
Aside from yielding literally tons of colored tourmaline, the Himalaya mine has been the source of numerous specimens of other minerals, including fluorapatite, hambergite
, stibiotantalite, stilbite, quartz, lepidolite and feldspars.
It is a pure white hambergite
embedded in a doubly-terminated beryl crystal; the beryl measures about 4 X 8 cm and is a beautiful pale blue on the top.
In the same showcase was a somewhat gemmy, 2 x 9-cm terminated hambergite
, interesting because this crystal is from Nepal.
A number of good specimens of bicolored elbaite and schorl were recovered, along with a number of other rare and interesting minerals including clinobisvanite, stibiotantalite, danburite, hambergite
, pyrochlore, and synchysite (DeVito and Ordway, 1984).
The beryl on lepidolite pictured on page 93 and the hambergite
pictured on page 96 were collected by the former geologist of the Mokrusha mine, Igor Gurkov.
Associated minerals include microcline, quartz, albite, tourmaline (elbaite-liddicoatite-schorl series), Cs-rich beryl, spodumene, danburite, Mn-rich fluorapatite, hambergite
, microlite, manganocolumbite, manganotantalite, behierite, and hafnian zircon, among others.
The syenite pegmatites contain calcium catapleiite, titanium-rich lavenite, lorenzenite, cesium-rich astrophyllite, kupletskite, pyrophanite, leucophanite, strontium-apatite, loparite, calcium-rich seidozerite, strontium-rich and zirconium-rich perrierite, brookite, landauite, murataite, polylithionite, brewsterite, chabazite, monazite, ancylite, bertrandite, vlasovite, hambergite