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Limonite Zircon Aegirine Microcline & Quartz

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Limonite Zircon Aegirine Microcline & Quartz

ex Uli Bahmann
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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 5 × 3 cm
Description

An super rare and striking association from Mount Malosa with outstanding aesthetics.- the specimen us damage free without any imperfections. Three dimensional consisting of two well defined spheres that are comprised of cubic crystal intergrowths of heavy mass, the two spheres are not attached to each other instead separated by a mass of super green translucent aegerine which is a rarity in its own right.

The aegerine possesses a distinctive electric chattoyance when adequately illuminated. The elegant veil of white stepped microcline is a good contrast extending from beneath up curving around the side linking the individual spheres then crowning the smaller sphere aesthetically. Many double terminated zircon crystals can be found in the central zone.

Aside from all the above in a more simplistic view the specimen resembles a snowman- complete with body and head, well positioned arms, a white scarf wrapped around his neck topped off with a white beany on his head??

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zircon

Formula: 
ZrSiO4
Strunz: 
9.AD.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

Quartz

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

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