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Rock Crystal & Chlorite

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Rock Crystal & Chlorite

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Description
Locality: 
Plattenberg, Länta, Vals Valley, Surselva Region, Grisons, Switzerland
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 2.5 × 3.4 cm
Description

An excellent floater! The crystal is highly lustrous and attachted to a thin plate of matrix. Tiny sparkling quartz crystals are scattered on this matrix. Chlorite inclusions and a layer of Chlorite backside are responsible for the dark green color and for the amazing phantoms. The main crystal is waterclear, you see the chlorite on the backside and the matrix underneath. Hard to photograph, much better in person and undamaged.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rock Crystal

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
Hardness: 
0.0

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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