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Elbaite With Magnetite & Magnetite Inclusions

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Elbaite With Magnetite & Magnetite Inclusions

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Description
Locality: 
Darrah I Pech, Chapa Dara District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.8 × 2.3 cm
Description

An interesting combinatoin specimen of gemmy green elbaite with well terminated magnetite crystals . This tourmaline crystal is also included by magnetite.

A really nice  captivating specimen from the locality.

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...

Magnetite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
Black
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