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Diaspore

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Diaspore

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Mugla, Bursa Province, Marmara Region, Turkey
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.3 × 1.1 × 0.5 cm
Description

This is a very rare varity of Diaspore: Zultanite. Depending on light source and angle the crystal changes the colour from light green to blue and even light pink. The crystal shows a "v"-formed habit, the termination is razor sharp and faces are highly lustrous. The specimen is developed as floater, one endpoint shows a small contact.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Diaspore

Formula: 
AlO(OH)
Strunz: 
4.FD.10
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Mramorskii Zavod (Mramorsk Zavod), Kosoi Brod Village, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...
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