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Siderite With Calcite & Aragonite

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Siderite With Calcite & Aragonite

from my personal collection, found by E. Stark

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Description
Locality: 
Liewer Quarry, Niederscheidweiler, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 3 × 3 cm
Description

Pretty neat soiderite specimen with clear tabular calcite crystals and very strange, almost botryoidal aragonite-/calcite-crystals - theyalmost look like little clam-shells under the microscope.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Siderite

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

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