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Calcite On Quartz With Mesolite

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Calcite On Quartz With Mesolite

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Description
Locality: 
Pashan Hills, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 4 × 4 cm
Description

Very rare specimen of honey yellow cubical crystals of calcite grown over quartz coated fine glassy needles of mesolite. To avoid any damages, specimen is permanently mounted in a display box using hot glue.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Quartz

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

Mesolite

Formula: 
Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.GA.05
Hardness: 
5.0
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