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Afwillite & Ettringite

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Afwillite & Ettringite

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Locality: 
Caspar Quarry, Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1 × 1 cm
Description

 Groups of afwillite crystals and colorless nice prismatic ettringite crystals. Good specimen.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Afwillite

Formula: 
Ca3(HSiO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.AG.75
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic:
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Ettringite

Formula: 
Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12·26H2O
Strunz: 
7.DG.15
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Ettringer Feld, Western lava flow, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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