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Hsianghualite & Eucryptite

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Hsianghualite & Eucryptite

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Description
Locality: 
Xianghuapu Mine, Linwu County, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 3.1 × 2.1 cm
Weight: 
34.00gr
Description

A rich specimen of colorless crystallites in matrix. The specimen include minor eucryptite, too. This you can better see under the shortwave  uv light.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hsianghualite

Formula: 
Ca3Li2(Be3Si3O12)F2
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Hardness: 
6.5
Type Locality: 
Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

Eucryptite

Formula: 
LiAlSiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
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