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Calcite With Chlorite

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Calcite With Chlorite

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Description
Locality: 
Krushev Dol Mine, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm
Description

Bizarre and interesting group of calcite crystals on matrix of chlorite! The scalenohedra on the piece are skeletal and show faces where the growth is incomplete, but fully crystallized!The luster on the microscopic faces is so high, it gives a sugar like apperance!This is a piece everyone will ask you to handle to find out what is happening!No damage and with crystals on most areas, it is hard to choose how to show it!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Chlorite

Synonym Of: 

Chlorite Group

Group Parent: 
Chlorite
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2 - 2.5
Colour: 
Green, Grey, Brown
Streak: 
colourless
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