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Siderite On Quartz

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Siderite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 2 cm
Description

A single quartz crystal almost completely covered with light brown lenticular siderite crystals to 8 mm.

A small but very aesthetic specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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