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Talc Var Steatite Psm Magnesite

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Talc Var Steatite Psm Magnesite

Ex K.S. Mineralien-Niederlage Freiberg, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
4 × 7.5 × 6 cm
Description

This locality, not far away from the famous Göpfersgrün, has produced not only the well-known pseudomorphs after quartz, but some others like this nice pseudomorph after magnesite. Comes with a beautiful old label of the K.S. (Königlich-Sächsische) Mineralien-Niederlage zu Freiberg, (Royal saxon mineral repository Freiberg), dated appr. 1880-1920. 'Speckstein' means Steatite, 'Bitterspat' is an old german synonym for magnesite. Weight: 100 grams

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Talc

Formula: 
Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
1.0
Streak: 
White

Steatite

Variety Of: 

Talc

Formula: 
Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.05
Hardness: 
1.0
Formula: 
Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Hardness: 
0.0

Magnesite

Formula: 
MgCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Magnisía Prefecture (Magnesia), Thessalia Department (Thessaly), Greece

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