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Microcline Var Amazonite

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Microcline Var Amazonite

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Description
Locality: 
Florissant, Colorado, United States of America
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.1 × 3.2 × 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Description

Terminated and damage-free crystalline group of microcline, variety amazonite, with some faces partially covered by a second generation of pink microcline, which adds a nice colour contrast to the specimen.

Old specimen from the Gabriel Fauvart collection, who bought it in 1979.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

Amazonite

Variety Of: 

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

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