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Datolite

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Description
Locality: 
Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.9 × 5.7 × 3.1 cm
Description

Datolite from Russia rarely formed isolated and free-standing crystals - this one did! Sharp terminated, all faces highly lustrous and perched on a small bed of matrix! The crystal shows the typical light cyan color, contrast and aesthetic is exceptional! Datolite is much more rare and more hard to obtain than other minerals like fluorite or galena etc from the locality, should be high ranked for the very uncommon isolated crystal and the very attractive assemble. Ex-Eberhard Henkel coll., will come with the original label.

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What's on the rock

Datolite

Formula: 
Ca(HBSiO5)
Strunz: 
9.AJ.20
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Nødebro Mine (Nøddebro), Arendal Iron Mines, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
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