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Vaterite

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Vaterite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
San Vito Quarry, Ercolano, Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm
Description

the vaterite is the rare CaCO3 exagonal modification and is a mineral extremely rare. this specimen have some nice tiny coulorless brillian crystals on matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vaterite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.20
Hardness: 
3.0
Colour: 
Colorless
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ballycraigy, Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

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