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Saponite

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Description
Locality: 
Parkgate Quarry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4.5 × 3 cm
Description

Basalt vugs infilled with saponite. The typical soapy feel that gives this mineral its name is very evident.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Saponite

Formula: 
Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2·nH2O
Strunz: 
9.EC.45
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Lizard Point, Landewednack, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England, UK
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