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Topaz Smoky Quartz & Cleavelandite

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Topaz Smoky Quartz & Cleavelandite

2005 find
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Spitzkopje Area, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.5 × 8.2 × 5 cm
Description

A very nice specimen from a miarole in the Spitzkoppe granite: a pegmatitic matrix of sheet like cream whiteish cleavelandite hosts a smoky quartz crystal and a nicely developed colourless topaz var silver topaz crystal. Matrix specimens from Spitzkoppe are increasingly rare, this one was found in 2005 and has since been in my collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

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Best regards Roger

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