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Gadolinite-(Y) Quartz Albite & Orthoclase

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Gadolinite-(Y) Quartz Albite & Orthoclase

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Description
Locality: 
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3.5 × 3.1 cm
Description

a large white gadolinite-Y crystal on quartz, albite and orthoclase from this famous locality

Mineral Data
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Gadolinite-(Y)

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden

Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White

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