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Stellerite With Quartz

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Stellerite With Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Tambar Springs, New South Wales, Australia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 2.7 × 1.1 cm
Description

Two larger, salmon-pink stellerite overgrown by spherical aggregates of small quartz crystals and a second generation of minor tiny stellerite. No damage.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stellerite

Formula: 
Ca4(Si28Al8)O72·28H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.15
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Mednyi Island, Commander Islands (Komandorskije ostrova), Bering Sea, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia...

Quartz

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

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