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Sodalite & Sanidine

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Sodalite & Sanidine

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Description
Locality: 
Wannenköpfe Quarry, Ochtendung, Maifeld, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.3 × 0.9 cm
Description

Sharp, creme-white Sodalites and beautiful tabular transparent Sanidine crystals in a Hematite covered vug.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sodalite

Formula: 
Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

Sanidine

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Drachenfels, Königswinter, Siebengebirge, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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