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Orthoclase

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Orthoclase

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Sinai, South Sinai, Egypt
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 0.7 × 6.1 cm
Weight: 
38.00gr
Description

Perfect crystal well formed of Orthoclase covered by  mix of manganese oxide. This sample comes from central area of the Sinai peninsula, in a very inaccessible area characterized by a large granite pluto. The gems of this area is mentioned in the Bible.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White

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