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Brazilianite On Microcline

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Brazilianite On Microcline

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Description
Locality: 
Chandlers Mill Quarry, Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.6 × 5 × 1.2 cm
Description

Lots of pale yellow brazilianite crystals on microcline matrix. Brazilianite from anywhere outside Brazil is quite rare and sought after.

Sorry, that the oictures are not better. Really hard to photograph, because the crystals are very pale and translucent with little contrast.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Brazilianite

Formula: 
NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Strunz: 
8.BK.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Córrego Frio mine, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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