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Florencite-(Ce) On Microcline

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Florencite-(Ce) On Microcline

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Description
Locality: 
Papachacra, Catamarca, Argentina
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

Dozens, of red-orange sharp crystals, of rare florencite- (Ce) are scattered over the face of this beautiful crystal of microcline. A very nice sample.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Florencite-(Ce)

Formula: 
CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
8.BL.13
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Mata dos Crioulos (Matta dos Creoulos), Santo Antônio do Itambé, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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