BT623 Rheniite
Kudriavy Volcano, Iturup Island, Kuril Islands, Sakhalinskaya Oblast', Russia
6.2x 3.8x 4.4 cm

A quite rich example of this exceedingly rare mineral, collected from the type locality-- a fumarole on a remote volcanic island off the eastern coast of Russia, and close to Japan.

The rheniite on this specimen occurs as numerous tiny silvery specks on the display face of the piece.

This is one of the few collectible (that isn't just a grain in a gel capsule) minerals that contains rhenium.

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