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Pyrochlore On Aegirine

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Pyrochlore On Aegirine

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
3 × 7.8 × 3.2 cm
Description

Very good brown pyrochlore crystals on a large aegirine crystal with good terminations.

Very good specimen of the rare mineral!

With minor smoky quartz.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrochlore

Synonym Of: 

Pyrochlore Group

Formula: 
A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Strunz: 
4
Hardness: 
5 - 5.5
Group Parent: 
Pyrochlore Group

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway
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