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Pargasite

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Pargasite

Gem Crystal

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Description
Locality: 
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania (United Republic)
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1 × 0.2 cm
Description

A beautiful translucent brown crystal of pargasite from the Merelani Hills.   This specimen shows great luster, nice crystal form, and a pleasing rootbeer color.  

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pargasite

Formula: 
{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DE.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Pargas (Parainen), Southwestern Finland Region, Finland

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