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Chondrodite With Spinel Var Pleonaste

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Chondrodite With Spinel Var Pleonaste

Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 6.5 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
110.00gr
Description

Chondrodite is not common in norwegian localities and this is a rich specimen, featuring orange-colored crystals of chondrodite up to 0.7 cm embeded in marble matrix. Accompanied by a few black crystals of spinel (var. pleonaste).

Comes with beatiful old label dated 19th century and on-glued corresponding number sticker.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chondrodite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.45
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Skräbböle quarry, Pargas (Parainen), Southwestern Finland Region, Finland

Spinel

Formula: 
MgAl2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0

Pleonaste

Variety Of: 

Spinel

Formula: 
MgAl2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Hardness: 
0.0

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