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Aragonite Var Zeiringite

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Aragonite Var Zeiringite

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Description
Locality: 
Oberzeiring, Pöls Valley, Niedere Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

Zeiringite is a very rare variety of aragonite, colored by aurichalcite inclusions. This one is slightly turquoise-blue with a silky surface. Oberzeiring in Austria is the type locality and famous for this rare material.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
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