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Pericline Psm Titanite With Chlorite

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Pericline Psm Titanite With Chlorite

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
Teufelsmühle, Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 1.8 × 1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
5.30cm
Weight: 
14.00gr
Description

First I must confess: the pseudomorph is a presumption. At least it looks very much like it was a big titanite crystal, replaced by pericline. But it could also be just a strangely shaped, elongated pericline crystal, not replacing anything. Weird thing. Anyway it's nice and the chlorite powdering is not so bad either.

Take a c loser look at the (split? - sign for twinning?) tip.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pericline

Variety Of: 

Albite

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

Titanite

Formula: 
CaTi(SiO4)O
Strunz: 
9.AG.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Titanite occurrence, Hauzenberg, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Chlorite

Synonym Of: 

Chlorite Group

Group Parent: 
Chlorite
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2 - 2.5
Colour: 
Green, Grey, Brown
Streak: 
colourless