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Viridine

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Description
Locality: 
Thasos Island, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4.5 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.30cm
Description

Intense green viridine crystals partly embedded in metamorphic rock matrix.Viridine is a rare Mn andalusite variety and crystals are extremely rare.It is mostly known in massive form from limited worldwide localities.This specimen comes from my recent find at Thasos island

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Viridine

Variety Of: 

Andalusite

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)O
Strunz: 
9.AF.10
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Formula: 
(Al,Mn3+)2SiO4O
Hardness: 
0.0

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