Ochtendung, Eifel region, Germany
Jeremejevite can be found in the Eifel region at: The Emmelberg, The Herchenberg, The Niveligsberg, and ...The Wannenköpfe.
In fact, photographicly seen, Jeremejevite is not that interesting. Lack of colours (mostly blue), lack of striking forms (mostly needles, rice-grains). Besides, it's not easy to record it on picture, because mostly they are so damned (sorry) tiny.
But, it is an appealing mineral, so underneath I show you some of my "blue-ones". They say (and write) that Jeremejevite is a very, very rare mineral. I
don't agree, at least, when it concerns the Wannenköpfe. In my WK collection, I have much more Jeremejevites then for instance Quartz or Calcite (common minerals, yet ?)
If you are lucky, and you'll find the right xenolith (or a piece of it) you'll have enough Jeremejevites till the end of your days. Xenolith number 12 (see xenoliths) is a typical Jeremejevite xenolith,
with typical colours and extremely hard. Mostly you will find blue needles/hair forming tiny balls. Sometimes single crystals, prismatic or rice-grain forms.
Colours; mostly blue, sometimes blue greenish, colourless, white, and exceptionally rare ... yellow.
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