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Diopside & Cleavelandite

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Diopside & Cleavelandite

ex collection Helmuth Hatton
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Description
Locality: 
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

A bit greenish brown diopside crystals, mixed with white, platy cleavelandite crystals.

Mislabeled as 'vesuvianite' by Hatton.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

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