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Diopside Titanite & Nepheline

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Diopside Titanite & Nepheline

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Description
Locality: 
Rasvumchorr Mountain, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russian Federation
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.8 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm
Description

A specimen of massive diopside, titanite and nepheline from a rarely offered Russian locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

Titanite

Formula: 
CaTi(SiO4)O
Strunz: 
9.AG.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Titanite occurrence, Hauzenberg, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Nepheline

Formula: 
(Na,K)AlSiO4
Strunz: 
9.FA.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
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