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Fluoro-richterite In Calcite

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Fluoro-richterite In Calcite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Earle's Farm, Wilberforce, Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 6.5 × 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.30cm
Description

This specimen consists of lustrous, black crystals of fluororichterite to 3.3 cm in a nicely contrasting off-white massive calcite matrix.  The calcite is brightly fluorescent (orange ) under SW UV.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fluoro-richterite

Formula: 
{Na}{CaNa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DE.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Pit No. 97 (N97 Mine), Ilmen Natural Reserve, Ilmen Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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