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Aquamarine With Rutile Inclusions

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Aquamarine With Rutile Inclusions

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Description
Locality: 
Darrah I Pech, Chapa Dara District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 1.2 × 0.9 cm
Description

A pair of parallel growing, doubly terminated aquamarine crystals withflat basal termination at one end and a stepped face termination at the other. Where the two crystal contact included in the crystals is a cluster of black rutile crystals red in reflected light and also two small tuffed groups of what appears to be acicular goethite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aquamarine

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Formula: 
Be3Al2Si6O18
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Blue
Streak: 
White

Rutile

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Rutile locality, Horcajuelo de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain
Earthstones Australia

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