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Gadolinite-(Y) & Fluorite

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Gadolinite-(Y) & Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2.1 × 1 cm
Description

A brown gadolinite crystal (with hingganite in overgrown) and a colourless fluorite crystal on quartz and albite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gadolinite-(Y)

Formula: 
Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Strunz: 
9.AJ.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Ytterby, Resarö, Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
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