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Calcite With Limonite On Dolomite

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Calcite With Limonite On Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Rockenhausen, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
16 × 8.7 × 8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

Interesting specimen with limonite-colored blocky calcite crystals up to 2.5 cm on dolomite matrix. The crystals show stacked growth like a pancake tower.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White

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