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Cordierite

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Cordierite

New Discovery

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Description
Locality: 
Rambla de las Moreras, Mazarrón, Murcia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 5.3 × 2.8 cm
Weight: 
85.00gr
Description

Very interesting sample of violet bluish gem cordierite crystals on a riolite matrix from this new discovery. The crystals have a good size, up to 4 millimeters.

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What's on the rock

Cordierite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
7.0 - 7.5
Type Locality: 
Großer Arber, Bayerisch Eisenstein, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
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