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Ferroan Calcite Calcite

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Ferroan Calcite Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Corporation Quarry, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 4 × 3.9 cm
Description

Old time specimen from the original Corporation Quarry, Clifton Hill in Melbourne.

A beautiul creamy coloured ferroan calcite with well defined banding where the calcite hemispheres have been parted around the outer edge of this specimen.

Remarkably condition given its age.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ferroan Calcite

Variety Of: 

Calcite

Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
3.0
Formula: 
(Ca,Fe)CO3
Hardness: 
0.0

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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