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Scapolite Var Meionite

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Scapolite Var Meionite

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Description
Locality: 
Pitwak Mine, Ladjuar Medam, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 9 × 8 cm
Description

An attractive large specimen of meionite from a famed mineral locality.The sharp cluster meionite crystals have curious, lustrous striations on their surfaces.The crystals are very slight degree translucence at backlighting .

At cavity can be seen at back side shows some old removal of a small piece from the specimen.

A very nice classic specimen

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Meionite

Formula: 
Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Strunz: 
9.FB.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
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