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Lorenzenite & Aegirine

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Lorenzenite & Aegirine

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Flora, Lovozero, Kola, Russian Federation
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4.2 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

A big lorenzenite crystal tops this specimen with black aegirine needles and an unidentified brown mineral (I presume kuzmenkoite-mn) in matrix. I think the specimen could be well trimmed and the lorenzenite crystal dug out further.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lorenzenite

Formula: 
Na2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Strunz: 
9.DB.10
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway

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