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Perovskite

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Description
Locality: 
New Idria District, San Benito County, California, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4.4 × 2.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.30cm
Description

Dozens of black lustrous cubic crystals of perovskite to 3 mm from California, richly covering the surface of the matrix, also at the rear side of the matrix. Some crystals show nice brown colour and high transparency. According to the associated labels it was found near found near the California State Gem Mine, likely the Chlorite Schist Knob occurrence.

Acquired in 1976 to Marion Godshaw (1915-1989). Ex. René Virlet specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Perovskite

Formula: 
CaTiO3
Strunz: 
4.CC.30
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Akhmatovskaya Kop' (Achmatovsk Mine), Nazyamskie Mts, Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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