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Elbaite & Smoky Quartz

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JNM631715

Elbaite & Smoky Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 5 × 1.5 cm
Description

Two bicolour elbaite crystals on a thin, jet-black smoky quartz crystal fragment. The elbaites measure 17 mm, and exhibit clean terminations and yellow/green to pink colour transitions. The rear crystal has a small crack near the bottom. The smoky quartz fragment shows good luster and striations on the front side.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
Video

Elbaite on Smoky Quartz - Shigar

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