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Smoky Quartz Spessartine & Microcline

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Smoky Quartz Spessartine & Microcline

ex collection HuNan Sinophile Mineral Museum

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Description
Locality: 
Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 7.3 × 6.5 cm
Weight: 
371.00gr
Description

Pretty good dark smoky crystals with unidentified inclusions, a few orange-brown spessartine and beige microcline crystals.

Has a few acceptable contact marks.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway