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Orthoclase Psm Marialite

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Orthoclase Psm Marialite

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Description
Locality: 
Pitwak Mine, Ladjuar Medam, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm
Description

A superb rare pseudomorph example of well doubly terminated orthoclase Psm marialite joined together. 

A very good high quality specimen from the locality , very hard to find.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White

Marialite

Formula: 
Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Strunz: 
9.FB.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Pianura, Phlegrean Fields, Naples Province, Phlegrean Volcanic complex, Campania, Italy
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