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Clinoptilolite-Na Pyrrhotite & Analcime

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Clinoptilolite-Na Pyrrhotite & Analcime

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Description
Locality: 
Boron, Kern County, California, United States of America
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm
Description

Collected from the Saddleback Basalt In the US Borax Opencut Pit, a large cavity in basalt studded with glassy crystals of clinoptilolite na with analcime and gmelinite and oddly associated are reddish rosettes of thin bladed pyrrhotite crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Clinoptilolite-Na

Formula: 
(Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Barstow Formation, Owl Canyon, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

Pyrrhotite

Formula: 
Fe1-xS (x = 0 to 0.17)
Strunz: 
2.CC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Analcime

Formula: 
Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cyclopean Islands, Acitrezza (Aci Trezza), Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
Earthstones Australia

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