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Apophyllite

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Description
Locality: 
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 5 × 4 cm
Weight: 
22.00gr
Description

Cluster of apophyllite crystals with tiny shining quartz crystals. This variety of apophyllite is called 'Diamond apophyllite' due to its shape and shine.

Redish color on one side is due to hematite inclusions. 

Very attractive formation. Specimen beautiful from all sides.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Apophyllite

Synonym Of: 

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Formula: 
NaCa4(Si8O20)F·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

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