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Withamite & Natrolite

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Withamite & Natrolite

Rare mineral/ locality - collected in 1999
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Glen Coe, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.6 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

Basalt matrix with rare pink withamite in association with radial natrolite crystals. Withamite is the manganese rich variety of epidote and was first discovered in Glen Coe in 1825. It is known from just 2 other localities, both in the US.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Withamite

Variety Of: 

Epidote

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05a
Hardness: 
6.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
pink

Natrolite

Formula: 
Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hohentwiel, Singen, Hegau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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