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Spessartine On Quartz

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Spessartine On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Sinai, South Sinai, Egypt
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
6 × 7 × 5 cm
Weight: 
292.00gr
Description

Fine big deep red crystal of  9 mm side surrounded by weakly smoked Quartz  up to 40 mm long. This sample comes from central area of the Sinai peninsula, in a very inaccessible area characterized by a large granite pluto.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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