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Marialite & Andradite

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Marialite & Andradite

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Description
Locality: 
Carlés Mine, Carlés, Salas, Asturias, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 5.3 × 3.6 cm
Weight: 
113.00gr
Description

Very interesting group of white Marialite crystals, and grossular garnets with minor uralite, from the skarn of this classic Spanish deposit, now exhausted and closed.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Marialite

Formula: 
Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Strunz: 
9.FB.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Pianura, Phlegrean Fields, Naples Province, Phlegrean Volcanic complex, Campania, Italy

Andradite

Formula: 
Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

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