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Prehnite & Epidote

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Prehnite & Epidote

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Description
Locality: 
Imilchil, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 6.3 × 4.5 cm
Description

Globular aggregates (up to 2.3 cm) of prismatic prehnite crystals in nice bright creamy colour set among gemmy and lustrous, bottle-green epidote crystals in fan-like aggregates which cover the matrix.

Very showy and sculptural specimen from Imichil in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. 

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Prehnite

Formula: 
Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DP.20
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Karoo dolerites, Cradock, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Epidote

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France...

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