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Pyrite With Apophyllite & Dolomite

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Pyrite With Apophyllite & Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Daye County, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.1 × 2.9 × 1.9 cm
Description

Rainbow pyrite in a stalactite shape with a cluster of transparent apophyllite aesthetically dot at the top of specimen. The orange-yellow dolomite crystal set on one side of the specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

Apophyllite

Synonym Of: 

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Formula: 
NaCa4(Si8O20)F·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
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