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Quartz Var Faden With Chrysotile & Epidote

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Quartz Var Faden With Chrysotile & Epidote

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Description
Locality: 
Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.3 × 6 × 4 cm
Description

 An interesting finds of these unusual and highly choice inclusions of acicular asbestos with well terminated faden quartz .

The yellowish brown spray of asbestos give more beauty to the quartz crystal. There is minor asbestos and tiny epidote present on the outside edge of the quartz crystal .This quartz crystal is perfect except minor natural cutting/rehealed point at upper termination.

Very good display specimen .

A really nice beautiful unusual quartz example of from Kharan region famed for Brookite and Anatase. Seller personal collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Quartz

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

Chrysotile

Formula: 
Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Strunz: 
9.ED.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Zloty Stok (Reichenstein), Ząbkowice District, Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie), Poland

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...