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Spessartine Smoky Quartz & Hyalite

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Spessartine Smoky Quartz & Hyalite

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Description
Locality: 
Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Fujian Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 7.2 × 5.8 cm
Description

Quartzitic matrix with a layer of cream coloured feldspar over which has developed a rich cluster of orange spessartine crystals with a single smoky quartz crystal. Opal, variety hyalite, can be seen growing over individual  spessartine crystals as well as down one side of the matrix. This glows bright green under short waave UVL. Over part of the matrix is a development of a black botryoidal iron or manganese mineral. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0

Hyalite

Variety Of: 

Opal

Formula: 
SiO2·nH2O
Strunz: 
4.DA.10
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Formula: 
SiO2·nH2O
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

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