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Zircon & Xenotime

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Zircon & Xenotime

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 4 × 2.6 cm
Description

Green and yellow, intergrown crystals of zircon and xenotime with aegirine and microcline

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zircon

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

Xenotime

Synonym Of: 

Xenotime-(Y)

Formula: 
Y(PO4)
Strunz: 
8.AD.35
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Xenotime-(Yb)

Formula: 
(Yb,Y,HREE)(PO4)
Strunz: 
8.AD.35
Hardness: 
0.0
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