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Cancrinite

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Cancrinite

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Description
Locality: 
Eboundja, Kribi, South Region, Cameroon
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.1 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
56.00gr
Description

Honey coloured cancrinite with some crystal faces but mostly cleaved surfaces, from the nepheline-syenite veins of the Eboundja carbonatite, an extremely rare locality in collections.

Acquired in 1984. Ex Dr. Bob Janssens #1969.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cancrinite

Formula: 
(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.FB.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Ilmen Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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