An old specimen with a 5 mm long terminated crystal of Eskolaite embedded in Pyrrhotite and Chalcopyrite from the type locality.Eskolaite is a very rare chromium oxide and this specimen is from the Type Locality - Outokumpu, Finland.Ex. Sandro Maggia collection.
System: trigonal Hardness:9½ Rarity:very rare
Strunz id:IV/C.4-30 -
OXIDES and HYDROXIDES
Name origin: Named by Olavi Kouvo and Yrjö Vuorelained in 1958 in honor of Pentti Eelis Eskola (8 January 1883, Honkilahti, Finland – 6 December 1964, Helsinki, Finland), geologist at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. He did pioneering work on metamorphic rocks and won several international awards including the 1958 Wollaston medal.
Specimen weight:6 gr.
Crystal size:5 mm long
Overall size: 20mm x 7 mm x 21 mm