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Feldspar Group & Epidote

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Feldspar Group & Epidote

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Description
Locality: 
Erongo Mountains, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 6.7 × 3.3 cm
Description

What a spectacular combination, the feldpsat crystals are all sharp terminated and glossy. Two sides of each crystal are powdered with greenish epidote - so you can see a really wonderful contrast between light ivory feldspat and intense green epidote. A very uncommon, eye-catching combination!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Epidote

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France...