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Tinzenite With Inesite On Quartz

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Tinzenite With Inesite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Valgraveglia Mine, Reppia, Ne, Graveglia Valley, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 2.9 × 1 cm
Description

From the world's best find of tinzenite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tinzenite

Formula: 
(Ca,Mn2+)2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BD.20
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Parsettens Alp, Tinizong (Tinzen), Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass), Albula Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland

Inesite

Formula: 
Ca2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2·5H2O
Strunz: 
9.DL.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hilfe Gottes Mine, Oberscheld, Dillenburg, Dillenburg District, Hesse, Germany

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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