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Mellite

Classic Locality

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Locality: 
Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicske-Zsámbéki Basin, Fejér County, Hungary
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 1.6 × 1 cm
Description

Translucent interpenetrated pseudo-octahedral crystals of mellite, with intense resinous lustre, from a classic locality for the species. Displays a very intense blue fluorescence under long and short ultraviolet illumination.

Ex Alain Carion; Ex Dr. Bob Janssens specimen, #1513.

Mineral Data
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Mellite

Formula: 
Al2[C6(COO)6]·16H2O
Strunz: 
10.AC.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Artern, Unstrut valley, Thuringia, Germany

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