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Darapiosite

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Description
Locality: 
Dara-i-Pioz Glacier, Tien Shan Mountains, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm
Description

White microcrystals (see them clearly in photo 2, mixed with the sugilite) of the extremely rare mineral darapiosite from the type and only known locality worldwide in Dara Pioz , associated to plenty of purple sugilite.

Matrix specimens of darapiosite are very rare worldwide

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Darapiosite

Formula: 
KNa2(Zn,Li)3(Mn,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Strunz: 
9.CM.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Darai-Pioz Glacier (Dara-i-Pioz; Dara-Pioz), Alai Range (Alayskiy), Tien Shan Mtn, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan

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