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Spessartine Fluorapophyllite & Quartz

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Spessartine Fluorapophyllite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Peña Mojada Quarry, Valdemanco, Madrid, Spain
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.4 × 5 × 4.3 cm
Description

A light smoky quartz crystal on orthoclase hosts a druse of bright of Fluorapophyllite crystals , which are covered in most parts by deep green micro chlorite.

The most interesting in this nice specimen is, however, the bright deep cherry spessartine crystals that are scattered through the specimen, being the largest just 3mm.

Very interesting! 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Fluorapophyllite

Synonym Of: 

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Formula: 
NaCa4(Si8O20)F·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Quartz

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