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Schorl & Pollucite

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Schorl & Pollucite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsarafara Sud, Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Etched pollucite crystals associated with very lustrous schorl crystals, up to 2.5 cm long, some of which are bi-terminated and display growth features typical of specimens from this locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Schorl

Formula: 
Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.0

Pollucite

Formula: 
(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Hardness: 
6.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
La Speranza (Pisani's Quarry), San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

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