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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
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 6.5 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.40cm
Description

This is a very good zircon specimen of pale brown mostly double terminated zircon crystals on aegirine and feldspar crystals.

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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