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Topaz With Elbaite & Cleavelandite

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Topaz With Elbaite & Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Paprook, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4 × 6.5 × 2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.20cm
Description

An exceptional textbook well terminated , gemmy , large aqua blue topaz incombination with elbaite over cleavelandite matrix from famed multicolor elbaite locality Paprock ,Nuristan , Afghanistan.There is no damage , the back base of topaz l is rehealed.

A really nice captivating specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

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