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Calcite & Analcime

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Calcite & Analcime

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Weight: 
49.00gr
Description

A fine example of dark basalt matrix with a partial vug lined clear analcime and many orange calcite rhombs, there are also several white chabazite crystals. The calcite is fluorescent, bright yellow under SW UV. The specimen was broken on extraction and has been repaired, a crack although not prominent on the display face can be seen from certain angles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Analcime

Formula: 
Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cyclopean Islands, Acitrezza (Aci Trezza), Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy

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