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Babingtonite

Antarctica Expedition GANOVEX I

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Description
Locality: 
Litell Rocks, Rennick-Glacier, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 5.5 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

Sharp, black babintonite crystals with clear quartz crystals.

The specimen was found during the first german antarctica expedition GANOVEX I 1979 / 80.

Rare locality

Comes with a - copy- of the handwritten label from the mineralogist of this expedition

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Babingtonite

Formula: 
Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Arendal Iron Mines, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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