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Spessartine With Cleavelandite

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Spessartine With Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Jaba Area, Narai District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 6 × 3 cm
Description

Gemmy  pigeon blood terminated spessartine crystals hosts to cleavlandite matrix , minor blue coloration over cleavlandite due to tourmaline inclusion.

A very nice example from the locality.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0
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