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Heklaite & Khademite

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Heklaite & Khademite

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Description
Locality: 
Somma-Vesuvius, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.3 × 0.8 cm
Description

An old sample, from the Vesuvius 1895 eruption, only recently analyzed, provided very few samples in which rare heklaite colorless crystals and khademite vitreous crystals were identified, which lining the walls of the small vugs. Extremely rare!!!

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What's on the rock

Heklaite

Formula: 
KNaSiF6
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hekla, Southern Region, Iceland

Khademite

Formula: 
Al(SO4)F·5H2O
Strunz: 
7.DB.10
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Kavir-e-Sagand, Saghand (Sagand; Saqand), Yazd Province, Iran

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