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Hydroxylherderite With Elbaite

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Hydroxylherderite With Elbaite

Ex-David J. Eicher Collection
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Xanda Mine, Virgem Da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

Beautiful and gemmy lilac purple hydroxlherderite with minor elbaite on a quartzy matrix from this famous mine in Minas Gerais. Ex-Gerald Clark Collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hydroxylherderite

Formula: 
CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Strunz: 
8.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
white

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

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