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Manandonite

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Description
Locality: 
Antandrokomby Pegmatite, Manandona Valley, Ambositra, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.7 × 6 × 5 cm
Weight: 
146.00gr
Description

From the type locality, tens of translucent tabular hexagonal manandonite crystals that are present as interlocked pearly white rosettes that richly cover the cavities of a pegmatitic rock composed of quartz, microcline and pink rubellite. Good quality example, representative of the locality, and with good size.

Found in 1997-98, it is an Ex J.Muizebelt specimen.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Manandonite

Formula: 
Li2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.ED.15
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Antandrokomby pegmatite, Manandona Valley, Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

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