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Wesselsite & Sugilite

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Wesselsite & Sugilite

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Description
Locality: 
Wesselton Mine, Kimberley, Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.1 × 1.3 cm
Description

Blue wesselsite associated with sugilite, from the type locality for which the species is named.  

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wesselsite

Formula: 
SrCu[Si4O10]
Strunz: 
9.EA.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Colour: 
Blue
Type Locality: 
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa...

Sugilite

Formula: 
K(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Strunz: 
9.CM.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Iwagi Island, Inland Sea (Setonaikai), Ehime Prefecture, Japan

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