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Turkestanite

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Description
Locality: 
Dara-i-Pioz Glacier, Tien Shan Mountains, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.30cm
Description

Lots of apple-green pseudo-cubic crystals and crystal fragments up to 3 mm of the complex thorium and uranium silicate turkestanite on matrix from the Type Locality. The crystals are not perfect, most of them showing some cleavage but still a very good example of this species. Turkestanite is named after it's discovery locality along the Turkestan Ridge, Dara-i-Pioz Massif.

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Turkestanite

Formula: 
(K,◻)(Ca,Na)2(Th,U)[Si8O20
Strunz: 
9.CH.10
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Darai-Pioz Glacier (Dara-i-Pioz; Dara-Pioz), Alai Range (Alayskiy), Tien Shan Mtn, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
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