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Elbaite

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Elbaite

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Locality: 
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm
Description

A bright and lustrous, dark green to black elbaite crystal with some minor white albite over the termination. This fine crystalis from the Pederneiras Mine In Brazil. This is quite a complex crystal with the possibility it is actually three parallel growing crystals, rather than one.

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What's on the rock

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...
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