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Ferroceladonite & Sazhinite

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Ferroceladonite & Sazhinite

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Description
Locality: 
Aris Quarry, Windhoek Rural, Khomas Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

Nice crystals of ferroceladonite on sazhinite from Aris Quarries. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ferroceladonite

Formula: 
K(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Al)(Si4O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Hokonui Hills, South Island, New Zealand

Sazhinite

Synonym Of: 

Sazhinite-(Ce)

Formula: 
Na3Ce[Si6O15]·6H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.30
Hardness: 
2.5

Sazhinite-(La)

Formula: 
Na3La[Si6O15]·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.30
Hardness: 
3.0

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