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Prehnite On Quartz

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Prehnite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi, Tyumen Oblast, Russian Federation
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.9 × 5.9 × 5 cm
Description

A radiating group of coursely crystalised prehnite atop a cluster of quartz crystals. The prehnite has a little green colour and are well formed. The Dodo mine is famous for the axinite crystals it has produced but associated minerals such as this prehnite are seldom seen in the market.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Prehnite

Formula: 
Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DP.20
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Karoo dolerites, Cradock, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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