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Valencianite & Siderite

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Valencianite & Siderite

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Description
Locality: 
Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato Municipality, Guanajuato, Mexico
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.2 × 8.2 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

Valencianite is a rare variety of adularia (orthoclase) and has been found at only 3 localities worldwide. Originally described from the Valenciana Mine at Guanajuato, Mexico.
Sharp white valencianite crystals up to 2.5 cm associated with contrasting yellow siderite crystals.
A fine classic sample.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Valencianite

Variety Of: 

Adularia

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6 Ortho - clase
Hardness: 
0.0

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Cartils Minerals

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