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Ephesite

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Ephesite

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Locality: 
Glosam Mine, Postmasburg, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 1.1 × 0.8 cm
Description

Beautiful and lustrous crystals of the very rare red mica, ephesite. This specimen, from the famous Postmasburg finds on a farm in the early 1980s, has mica books showing the classic pseudo-hexagonal cross-section of mica. The luster and color are very good

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Ephesite

Formula: 
LiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.20
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Gumuch-dagh, Efes (Ephesus), Izmir Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
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