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Haüyne With Diopside On Fassaite

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RHT896910

Haüyne With Diopside On Fassaite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Biachella Valley, Sacrofano, Rome Province, Lazio, Italy
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5 × 4.3 cm
Weight: 
127.00gr
Description

Nice specimen with bright pink fluorescent haüyne crystals on massive dark green fassaite (an augite variety) with almost black diopside crystals. Probably with biotite or clinochlore.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Haüyne

Formula: 
(Na,Ca)4-8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,Cl)1-2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Lake Nemi, Alban Hills, Rome Province, Latium, Italy

Diopside

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

Fassaite

Variety Of: 

Augite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Hardness: 
0.0