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Saponite

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Locality: 
Garron Head, Waterfoot, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 6 × 5 cm
Description

Hi All, this auction is part of a series of ‘Clear-out Minerals’ Clear-out auctions. This specimen and the majority of others on offer this have a starting price 50% or more lower than in all previous auctions. Happy bidding. A basalt matrix covered on all sides with vugs infilled with olive green saponite. The typical soapy feel that gives this mineral its name is very evident.

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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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