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Zircon Parisite-(Ce) & Aegirine

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Zircon Parisite-(Ce) & Aegirine

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 6 × 4.5 cm
Description

A completely crystalised specimen featuring hundreds yellow-light brown zircon crystals on white orthoclase, many dark green aegirine and some parisite-(Ce) crystals : very aesthetic

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zircon

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

Parisite-(Ce)

Formula: 
Ca(Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
Strunz: 
5.BD.20b
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway
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