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Beryl & Schorl

old collection (fifties)
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Description
Locality: 
Plößberg-Wildenau, Plößberg, Tirschenreuth, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
5 × 9 × 5.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.70cm
Description

Found somewhere in a corner of a box in one of the oldest collections I've seen so far. I didn't know before we had such pegmatites here in Germany with this kind of paragenesis. A real discovery!
Even most of the collectors seem to have missed this. At least since a long time... I left the specimen as it is - glued at the side to keep the beryl and the big schorl together on one piece. I don't hink this is neccessary because the beryl is the star here. But it's the buyer's choice to decide ... Did I say that the Beryl is well terminated and unhurt?

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Streak: 
White

Schorl

Formula: 
Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.0

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