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Elbaite Topaz & Cleavelandite

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Elbaite Topaz & Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Barra do Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.10cm
Description

Ten elbaite crystals of varying size sit on a matrix of cleavlandite crystals and numerous colourless topaz crystals. The elbaite crystals are allterminated with slightly darker flat tops, and when carefully lit the colour becomes an intense emerald green.

Difficult to photograph with the intense white of the cleavelandite becoming overexposed when getting the best colour response from the elbaite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

Topaz

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

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

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