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Topaz Var Pyknite & Zinnwaldite

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Topaz Var Pyknite & Zinnwaldite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Tin Mine, Altenberg, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
4 × 7.8 × 4.5 cm
Weight: 
175.00gr
Description

A german classic from the Erzgebirge:

Yellowish topaz as so called pyknite with Zinnwaldite & Quartz in the typical and famous columnar habit.

This variety of topaz was found only in four known places worldwide, the first being Altenberg in Saxony, Germany.

Almost all specimens were recovered in the 1970's and 1980's at this best known locality for pyknite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White

Pyknite

Variety Of: 

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Hardness: 
8.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
white

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