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Xenotime-(Y) Zircon & Aegirine

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Xenotime-(Y) Zircon & Aegirine

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm
Description

a large, orange crystal of xenotime on a brown, large zircon with dark green aegirine

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Xenotime-(Y)

Formula: 
Y(PO4)
Strunz: 
8.AD.35
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Hidra (Hitterø), Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway

Zircon

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

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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