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Orbicular Sugilite

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Orbicular Sugilite

Rare Mineral

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Locality: 
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 5.3 × 2.7 cm
Description

A rare piece of obicular sugilite. Varies shades of purple on this piece which came out from Wessels Mine, Northern Cape South Africa. Love the detail! All pictures were taken while wet in natural sunlight.
Weight: 78gr

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sugilite

Formula: 
K(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Strunz: 
9.CM.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Iwagi Island, Inland Sea (Setonaikai), Ehime Prefecture, Japan
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