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Rhodizite & Rubellite

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Rhodizite & Rubellite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Ampanivana, Andrembesoa, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.40cm
Description

Nice yellow-green rhodizite-londonite crystals on a pegmatite matrix in association with deep red rubellite. The sample presents 2 rhodizite crystals close to each other with nice sharp terminations. Pegmatite matrix is full of rubellite crystals with largest up to 1.3 cm in length.

Madagascar rhodizites belongs to world's best and largest crystals in the world.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodizite

Formula: 
(K,Cs)Al4Be4(B,Be)12O28
Strunz: 
6.GC.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
8.0
Type Locality: 
Ministerskaya Yama Pit, Sarapulka District (Murzinka), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Rubellite

Variety Of: 

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Hardness: 
7
Hardness: 
0.0