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Zircon On Aegirine

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Zircon On Aegirine

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

A very good group of double terminated brown zircon crystals sitting on top of a large black aegirine crystal.

Absolutely great specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zircon

Formula: 
ZrSiO4
Strunz: 
9.AD.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White

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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