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Nepheline Melilite & Pyroxene Group

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Nepheline Melilite & Pyroxene Group

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Description
Locality: 
Graulai Quarry, Hillesheim, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.1 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm
Description

A rich specimen featuring colourless nepheline crystals with orange melilite, needles of apatite and green pyrossene

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Nepheline

Formula: 
(Na,K)AlSiO4
Strunz: 
9.FA.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

Melilite

Group Parent: 
Melilite Group

Pyroxene Group

Group Members: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Orthopyroxene Subgroup
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