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Elbaite Var Rubellite On Quartz

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Elbaite Var Rubellite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Jonas Mine, Conselhiero Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Weight: 
59.00gr
Description

Nice pink rubellite crystals on quartz. The rubellite crystals are not complete. No terminations, but nice color (a bit different in nature).

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...

Rubellite

Variety Of: 

Tourmaline

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

Quartz

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