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Elbaite Var Verdelite Cleavelandite & Quartz

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Elbaite Var Verdelite Cleavelandite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Maine, United States of America
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

A very nice, blueish green elabaite crystal, measuring 1.7 x 1.5 cm on quartz with a little cleavelandite. The elbaite crystal is well termintaed with only a little chipping at one edge at the base.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

Verdelite

Variety Of: 

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Hardness: 
7
Hardness: 
0.0

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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