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Thorite

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Locality: 
Brevik, Telemark, Norway
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 3.1 × 2 cm
Description

Orange lustrous translucent crystals of “eucrasite”, old name for thorite, with resinous to waxy lustre from Brevig (Norway). Ex. Istituto Geo-Mineralogico Italiano.

Ex. Ennio Contarini (IT) #2139.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Thorite

Formula: 
(Th,U)SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AD.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
The Thorite Hole, Løvøya (Løvø; Lövö; Lövöe), Langesundsfjorden, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway

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