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Mirabeau Diamond

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Mirabeau Diamond

personal find

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Description
Locality: 
Ribiers, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 4 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.50cm
Description

Still two diamond quartz side by side,with amazing shape and quality. Also called sometimes  Mirabeau diamond in memory of Count Mirabeau,who tried (in XVIIIe) to pay his taxes with that sort of diamond !
The rock is covered by calcite, brown to black because hydrocarbon.
Escorted by minor white calcite.It is the same material than at Remuzat, in the same quality (sometimes bigger crystals at Remuzat).
No damages.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mirabeau Diamond

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0

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