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Magnetite With Lizardite

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Magnetite With Lizardite

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Description
Locality: 
Mulino sul Manubiola, Manubiola Valley, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.9 × 3.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.10cm
Weight: 
113.00gr
Description

Jet black, super lustrous cubic magnetite crystals with octahedral modifications. With a mirror lustre, these crystals superbly contrast with the pale green lizardite that looks like a carpet. As an addition, a few fully colorless, transparent, very lustrous submillimetric titanite crystals vertically standing on the lizardite. 

Very rare nowadays.

The locality is just below one local road, and the mineralization is localized in a few square meters. This specimen is one of the very few (less than 5) that has been collected in February this year. I am not overstating this when I say that the locality is defunct.

Collected: 
02/2020
Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Magnetite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
Black

Lizardite

Formula: 
Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Strunz: 
9.ED.15
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Eastern Cliff, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England, UK

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