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Zircon With Diopside

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Zircon With Diopside

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Description
Locality: 
Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 7 × 4 cm
Description

A superb zircom specimen, amazingly unusual combination, sharp well doubly terminated , gemmy lustrous perfect zircon hosts to well terminated daiopside , minor biotite can be seen throughoutly , i never saw such a nice combination from this locality , very unique nice specimen. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zircon

Formula: 
ZrSiO4
Strunz: 
9.AD.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white
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