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Thulite & Quartz

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Locality: 
Leksvik Quarry, Hindremseter, Indre Fosen, Trøndelag, Norway
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11 × 7.6 × 5 cm
Description

Beautiful cut and polished specimen of massive thulite (a pinkish red zoisite variety). Thulite from this quarry has been used since the nineteenth century for cutting cabochons. Color is slighty different from the pictures.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Thulite

Variety Of: 

Zoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.10
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
pink
Type Locality: 
Øvstebø, Kleppan, Sauland, Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway

Quartz

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

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