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Rhodonite Allanite-(Ce) & Fluorite

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Rhodonite Allanite-(Ce) & Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 5.3 × 5 cm
Description

Deep red rhodonite with black allanite-(ce) crystals (visual ID - no guarantee) and minor, purple fluorite (not pictured) in the epidote-magnetite-actinolite matrix with a little galena and possibly metallic gray domeykite .

As you can see, the specimen has a few dings and the bottom is cut, but the rhodonite color iks excellent for the locality and the comb ination very interesting and unusual.

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

Allanite-(Ce)

Formula: 
{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05b
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Qáqarssuatsiaq, Aluk Island, Kap Farvel, Kujalleq, Greenland

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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