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Cordierite With Hematite

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Cordierite With Hematite

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Description
Locality: 
Nickenicher Weinberg, Nickenich, Andernach, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm
Description

Brown stacked cordierite with black hematite on matrix. Beautiful assemblage!

From an old systematic collection. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cordierite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
7.0 - 7.5
Type Locality: 
Großer Arber, Bayerisch Eisenstein, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
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