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Aragonite On Hematite

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Aragonite On Hematite

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Description
Locality: 
Beckermet Mine, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 12 × 4.8 cm
Description

A plate of botroidal haematite, with reverse impression to the rear, is covered with masses of balls of feathery aragonite.

The is a little contact damage to one spot on the upper left flank and little bruise at the very top.

Even so this is a magnificent display of aragonite from West Cumbria!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

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