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Ternesite

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Locality: 
Caspar Quarry, Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1 × 0.7 cm
Description

Light green massive aggregates of the extremely rare mineral ternesite from the type locality . Ternesite is a two locality mineral worldwide and has never been found as isolated crystals in Eifel.

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Ternesite

Formula: 
Ca5(SiO4)2(SO4)
Strunz: 
9.AH.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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