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Sugilite Var Orbicular

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Sugilite Var Orbicular

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Description
Locality: 
Wessels Mine, North Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11 × 8 × 6 cm
Weight: 
577.00gr
Description

A fine specimen sugilite var orbicular from Wessels mine.   This is a large specimen of nice sugilite.  Just over half a KG.

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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