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Amethyst & Marcasite

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Amethyst & Marcasite

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Description
Locality: 
Turt Mine, Negrești-Oas, Satu Mare County, Romania
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm
Description

A specimen from an old collection with several tapered amethyst crystals set on marcasite. The color is much better than the usual pale violet from Turt.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amethyst

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Purple

Marcasite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
schani

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