MELLITE – Hungary – GFS0377
Csordakuti mine, Bicske-Zsambeki Basin, Fejer Co., Hungary
Wonderful and perfect octahedral Mellite crystal. Mellite is a very rare organic compound, exactly aluminum mellitate (benzene hexacarboxylate) hydrate, generated as secondary mineral in lignite fossil deposits (Mesozoic and Tertiary era). Crystals of this quality are rarely seen and the best specimens come from this mine in Hungary. This piece features sharp faces with vitreous luster, translucent aspect and typicals clay inclusions.