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Amphibole In Quartz

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Amphibole In Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 1.3 × 0.2 cm
Description

Transparent quartz slice, polished on both sides, with orange inclusions of a fibrous-acicular amphibole. This type of quartz is called “papaya quartz” in Madagascar.

Bought in 2001 it is an Ex. Bob Janssens specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amphibole

Synonym Of: 

Amphibole Supergroup

Formula: 
AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Hardness: 
0.0

Quartz

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

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