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Babingtonite With Prehnite & Epidote & Quartz & Calcite

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Babingtonite With Prehnite & Epidote & Quartz & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Qiaojia County, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 5.5 × 4.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

From the finds in 2007 which gave the best Babingtonite crystals to date. Once abundant but now the place is exhausted. This specimen of quartz is covered with lime green masses of prehnite upon which are deposited abundant, lustrous jet black crystals of babingtonite. No damage.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Babingtonite

Formula: 
Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Arendal Iron Mines, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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...

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Calcite

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

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