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Chevkinite-(Ce) With Epidote

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Chevkinite-(Ce) With Epidote

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Description
Locality: 
Chilas, Diamar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Description

An intesting example of bright lustrous rare earth silicates mineral chevkinite ce, with beautiful well terminated prismatic monoclic crysrals, unusually ever nice combination with epidote, minor etching/chipping can be seen troughout, very hard to find in such conbination and in perfection . Nice Chevkinite Ce from the locality.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Chevkinite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
Strunz: 
9.BE.70
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Colour: 
black
Type Locality: 
Pit No. 17, Ilmen Natural Reserve, Ilmen Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia...
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