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Orthoclase

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Locality: 
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 2.3 × 2 cm
Description

Sometimes referred to as microline or plumbian feldspar, the current name of orthoclase hardly seems adequate for this green feldspar noted from this area. The green colour is thought to be the result of a high lead content in the crstal lattice. This solid cleaved massive piece is free of matrix.

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Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White
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