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Rhodonite Clinochlore Spessartine Actinolite & Hematite

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Rhodonite Clinochlore Spessartine Actinolite & Hematite

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Description
Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 7 × 3.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Description

Very rare Swedish rhodonite specimen. Very nicely cherry-red colored rhodonite crystals up to 3 cm. Orange-brown pennine and/or spessartine crystals. Some hairfine acrtinolite (byssolite), metallic black haematite crystals and massive epidote as part of the matrix. There is also a grayish metallic mass in the matrix, which doesn't look like haematite - perhaps domeykite? Although not all rhodonite crystals are in perfect condition this is a rare and highly collectible specimen. Look at the size of the major crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodonite

Formula: 
MnSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Clinochlore

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Brinton's Quarry, West Chester, Westtown Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA...

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Actinolite

Formula: 
☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DE.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Streak: 
White

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

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