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Pyrochlore & Zircon

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Pyrochlore & Zircon

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 2 cm
Description

A rich specimen featuring several red-brown pyrochlore crystals on quartz with yellow zircon and aegirine

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrochlore

Synonym Of: 

Pyrochlore Group

Formula: 
A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Strunz: 
4
Hardness: 
5 - 5.5
Group Parent: 
Pyrochlore Group

Zircon

Formula: 
ZrSiO4
Strunz: 
9.AD.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
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