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Thulite

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Description
Locality: 
Mjønes Tunnel, Åstfjorden, Snillfjord, Trøndelag, Norway
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 4 × 2.5 cm
Weight: 
51.00gr
Description

New sensational material from the Sainte-Marie show: very nice pink thulite crystals (!) from a new find near Trondheim, during tunnel works. Quite 'accidently' all the crystal material went to a German colleague, who had it at his stand. This specimen shows nice pink  thulite crystals all over the specimen, most ingrown in the quartz matrix, a few protruding out of the quartz. Ingrown crystals up to 1.3 cm, free standing crystals up to about 0.9 cm.

I don't have to mention, that thulite crystals are very rare to almost non-existent.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Thulite

Variety Of: 

Zoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.10
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
pink
Type Locality: 
Øvstebø, Kleppan, Sauland, Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway
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