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Kaolinite Psm Beryl

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Kaolinite Psm Beryl

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
Bom Sucesso #4 Quarry, Chãs de Tavares, Mangualde, Viseu District, Portugal
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 1 × 0.7 cm
Description

Prismatic hexagonal crystal of beryl that has been completely replaced by compact snow white kaolinite. It was found on April 13th 2013 by a well-known Spanish “Strahler” at the Bom Sucesso No. 4 Quarry.

Very few specimens were recovered and this locality is seldom represented in collections of pseudomorphs.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kaolinite

Formula: 
Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Strunz: 
9.ED.05
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Gaoling Mine (Kauling Mine), Gaoling village, Ehu town, Fuliang Co., Jingdezhen Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Streak: 
White

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