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Cordierite

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Cordierite

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Description
Locality: 
Vestfold Hills, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, Eastern Antarctica, Antarctica
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm
Description

A good reference specimen from a very hard to get location... Light Mauve coloured Cordierite in matrix from Antarctica. This specimen was acquired prior to the Antarctic mineral treaty, so it is perfectly ok to own!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cordierite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
7.0 - 7.5
Type Locality: 
Großer Arber, Bayerisch Eisenstein, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
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