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Quartz With Lepidocrocite Inclusions

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Quartz With Lepidocrocite Inclusions

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Description
Locality: 
Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm
Description

Unusual and attractive quartz with lepidocrocite inclusions sometimes known as 'Harlequin' quartz.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Lepidocrocite

Formula: 
γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.FE.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
Orange
Type Locality: 
Zlaté Hory (Zuckmantel), Olomouc Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
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