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Phenakite & Microcline

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Phenakite & Microcline

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

On one end of a double-terminated off-white microcline crystal is a cluster of smaller feldspar crystals as well as three phenakite crystals. The largest phenakite measures 6.0 mm and is colourless and partially clear.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Phenakite

Formula: 
Be2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Type Locality: 
Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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