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Melanophlogite

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Melanophlogite

Former collection Christian Mavris
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Description
Locality: 
Giona Mine, Milena, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 3 × 2.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.15cm
Weight: 
29.00gr
Description

This small speck of evaporite hosts several groups of honey-smoked melanophlogite aggregated cubes, distributed along two nicely mineralized vugs.

Very rich for the specie, the specimen is coming from its type locality in Sicily.
Sought-after and very scarce material on the market.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Melanophlogite

Formula: 
46SiO2·6(N2,CO2)·2(CH4,N2)
Strunz: 
4.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Giona Mine, Milena, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily, Italy

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