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Caryopilite Andradite & Rhodonite

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Caryopilite Andradite & Rhodonite

Steven Phillips collection
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Description
Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.9 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with several vugs in andradite pale orange clusters of caryopilite crystals with pink rhodonite blades. From the Steve Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Caryopilite

Formula: 
(Mn,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Strunz: 
9.ED.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Andradite

Formula: 
Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

Rhodonite

Formula: 
MnSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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