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Aegirine Charoite & Tinaksite

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Aegirine Charoite & Tinaksite

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Description
Locality: 
Murunskii Massif, Chara River, Aldan Shield, Eastern Siberia, Russian Federation
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 4.5 × 2.2 cm
Description

Dark greenish-black aegirine rosettes in slightly lilac-coloured charoite, with small pieces of yellowish tinaksite and another cream-whiteish inclusion, maybe Tokkoite?

Nice paragenesis example specimen from Murun.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway

Charoite

Formula: 
(K,Sr)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si6O11(O,OH)6]2[Si12O18(O,OH)12]2[Si17O25(O,OH)18]2(OH,F)4·~3H2O
Strunz: 
9.DG.92
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Murunskii Massif, Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence, Aldan Shield, Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Tinaksite

Formula: 
K2Na(Ca,Mn2+)2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]
Strunz: 
9.DG.75
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Murunskii Massif, Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence, Aldan Shield, Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

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