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Lisetite

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Description
Locality: 
Liset Eclogite Pod, Liset, Selje, Vestland, Norway
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.5 × 0.7 cm
Description

Colorless -white adamantine crystals of the extremely rare mineral lisetite in a matrix of quartz from the type locality for the mineral, the Liset eclogite pod. Photos 1 and 2 show the crystals of a color white in contrast to the colorless quartz of the matrix. A distinguishing sign of lisetite is the fine cleavage.

Lisetite has only been found in the type locality worldwide, where is very rare.

Mineral Data
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Lisetite

Formula: 
CaNa2Al4Si4O16
Strunz: 
9.FA.55
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Liset eclogite pod, Liset, Selje, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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