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Fluorite Orthoclase & Bavenite

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Fluorite Orthoclase & Bavenite

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Description
Locality: 
Foote Mine, Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.7 × 1 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample of fresh pegmatite with several tiny colorless octahedra of fluorite and odd prisms of secondary orthoclase suspended in bavenite hairs on quartz. Fluorite is extremely rare at this locality and the orthoclase crystals are very unusual and documented. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White

Bavenite

Formula: 
Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DF.25
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.5
Colour: 
White
Type Locality: 
Seula mine (ex Montecatini quarry), Mount Camoscio, Oltrefiume, Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

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