The Henri (Rik) DILLEN mineral collection...
[left] Cacoxenite-aggregate on top of wavellite crystals. From Haut-le-Wastia, Anhée, Namur, Belgium. SEM-image.
Can you identify the mineral at the bottom of this page ? A no-prize contest... just fun !
Minerals are my passion for more than 25 years. The result is a house full of mineral specimens, representing well over 1500 species.
I try to follow strictly these guidelines :
Belgian minerals are well represented, as well as minerals from the Lengenbach Quarry (Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland) and phosphate minerals. I have a lot of duplicate specimens available for exchange.
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A few years ago I observed this mineral on a Belgian locality. The needle-like crystals are up to 8 cm (about 3") long
and extra-ordinary large for this species. The mineral in question is hexagonal.
Any idea ? E-mail me your guess. Sorry, there is no prize. The only reward is a link
where you will find out more about this strange mineral, that is not often seen in a collection !
Have fun !