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Cascandite Jervisite & Scandiobabingtonite

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Cascandite Jervisite & Scandiobabingtonite

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Description
Locality: 
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.1 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

this is an exceptional cluster of light green blades of cascandite hosting very tiny dark green scandiobabingtonite rhombs and, at the bottom of the vug, some white tufts of jersivite; this is my first time that i offer these three rare scandium minerals together

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cascandite

Formula: 
Ca(Sc,Fe3+)(HSi3O9)
Strunz: 
9.DG.07
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Giacomini quarry (Diverio quarry), Agrano, Omegna, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Jervisite

Formula: 
(Na,Ca,Fe2+)(Sc,Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Giacomini quarry (Diverio quarry), Agrano, Omegna, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Scandiobabingtonite

Formula: 
Ca2(Fe2+,Mn)ScSi5O14(OH)
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Seula mine (ex Montecatini quarry), Mount Camoscio, Oltrefiume, Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
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