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Rhodizite & Tourmaline

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Rhodizite & Tourmaline

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Locality: 
Antandrokomby, Madagascar
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4 × 2.7 cm
Description

A very nice crystallized sligtly yellowish-greenish and lustrous rhodizite together with some intense pink tourmaline (liddicoatite? or elbaite-schorl series .. did not analyze) giving a fine contrast to the pegmatite matrix. Very good example of this rare Cs-Be mineral. Specimen was labelled as Antandrokomby, but it could be from Ampasogona pegmatite.

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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...

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7

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