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Okenite Goosecreekite

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RBR569916

Okenite Goosecreekite

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Description
Locality: 
Nashik District, Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11 × 8 × 6 cm
Description

This is a wonderful specimen with a perfect okenite-ball in the middle with a smaller cluster of goosecreekite. The matrix is crystallized quartz. No damage!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Okenite

Formula: 
CaSi2O5·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.40
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Qutdligssat (Kudlisat), Qeqertarsuaq Island (Disko Island), Qaasuitsup, Greenland

Goosecreekite

Formula: 
Ca[Al2Si6O16]·5H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.25
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
New Goose Creek Quarry (Luck Company Quarry), Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA