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Ferrierite-Mg Palygorskite Calcite Mordenite

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Ferrierite-Mg Palygorskite Calcite Mordenite

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Oladri Quarries, Monastir, South Sardinia Province, Sardinia, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3 × 1 cm
Description

Two hemispheres of bright orange ferrierite-Mg crystals (diam.7.0 mm). A fine specimen of this beautiful zeolite, surrounded by beautiful clusters of calcite crystals and sprinkled with small shiny crystalline clusters of iron and / or manganese oxides. The sample comes from a now defunct location and is hard to find nowadays. Also visible is an aggregate of white palygorskite crystals showing the typical "bamboo cane" appearance along with white fibrous tufts of mordenite crystals. A representative miniature of this beautiful zeolite.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ferrierite-Mg

Formula: 
(Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72]·18H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.50
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kamloops Lake, Kamloops Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Palygorskite

Formula: 
(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EE.20
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Second Mine, Popovka River, Palygorskaya Distance of Perm Railways, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Mordenite

Formula: 
(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24·7H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Morden, Bay of Fundy, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

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Italy up to 100 g. €.8.00 - up to 250 g. €.9.00
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Europe up to 100 g. €.11.00 - up to 250 €.13.00
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America, Africa, Asia, up to 100g. €.13.00 up to 250g. €.17.00
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Australia,N.Zeland,Oceania,up to100 g.€.14.00 up to 250g.€.18.00
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