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Prehnite

Antarctica Expedition GANOVEX I

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Locality: 
Litell Rocks, Rennick-Glacier, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 6 × 4 cm
Description

Pale yellow-white clear prehnite crystals on a massive quartz matrix.

This specimen was found during the first German Antarctica Expedition GANOVEX I 1979 / 80

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

Rare locality - Prehnite from this locality is probably lacking in most collections.

Ex collection Dipl. Min Ulrich Vetter, Hannover

Mineral Data
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Prehnite

Formula: 
Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DP.20
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Karoo dolerites, Cradock, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

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