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Eifelite

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Locality: 
Caspar Quarry, Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.5 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm
Description

The smallest and rarest sample of this auction has a single tiny colourless crystal of eifelite on a small amount of matrix.
Eifelite was found only once, in 1976, in the Caspar Quarry and was approved in 1980 as a new species.
This specimen comes from the collection of the discoverer (Mr. Reihn).

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Eifelite

Formula: 
KNa3Mg4Si12O30
Strunz: 
9.CM.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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