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Viridine

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Trikorfo, Theologos, Thasos, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2 × 1.3 cm
Description

Crystallized viridine (a rare Mn variety of andalusite and extremely rare as well shaped crystals) from Trikorfo area is known to be the best worldwide. This is a fine for the mineral thumbnail specimen of well shaped dark green viridine crystals on quartz matrix. Crystallized specimens were found only in one spot at the locality that is now completely worked out.

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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