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Topaz Albite & Quartz

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Topaz Albite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4.8 × 4 cm
Description

Miarolitic granitic matrix with a vug filled with a combination of white albite and orthoclase crystals, clear quartz crystals and black biotite mica crystals. However, the highlight is a pair of transparent topaz crystals. Topaz crystals are rare at the locality, which is widely accepted as being the best such example of this type of mineralisation in the UK.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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