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Ruby Pargasite & Zoisite

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Ruby Pargasite & Zoisite

Dr. Ing. H. Maucher, Munich
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.4 × 5 × 2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.00cm
Description

Almost transparent ruby (not the usual opaque stuff) in zoisite and pargasite matrix. Comes with an early 20th century label of Dr. Ing. H. Maucher, Munich. Most likely this specimen comes from Longido, Tanzania.
 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ruby

Variety Of: 

Corundum

Formula: 
Al2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Hardness: 
9.0
Formula: 
Al2O3
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
9.0
Colour: 
Red

Pargasite

Formula: 
{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DE.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Pargas (Parainen), Southwestern Finland Region, Finland

Zoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.10
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Prickler Halt, Ladinger Spitze - Speikkogel area, Saualpe, Carinthia, Austria
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