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Aragonite On Siderite

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Aragonite On Siderite

Ex J & S Mommers Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Batesford Quarry, Fyansford, Victoria, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 2.9 × 2 cm
Description

Collected from the basalt cap that overlays the south end of the APC Batesford Quarry's limestone deposit. The piece of basalt has opened into a vugh lined with siderite and then topped with spheres and sprays of aragonite crystals

Collected in 1981

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
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