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Astrophyllite is one mineral that certainly lives up to its name. “Astrophyllite” is a combination of the Greek words astron (star) and phyllon (leaf). Its shiny bronze-to-gold-colored crystals oft en radiate out as blades from a common center in stellate (starlike) patterns. Against the light-colored matrix in which it is usually found, it looks like a glorious starburst of gold leaf. By contrast, on a streak plate, those metallically bright crystals leave a rather dull and pale greenish-brown streak.

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Rock & Gem October 2019, USGS : Celebrating 140 Years of Scientific Services, TANZANITE : Modern Discovery EONS in the making, Tantalizing Turquoise, Maine's Mineral Offerings, And More....