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Prehnite

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Locality: 
Globe, Globe-Miami District, Gila County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm
Description

A new find of prehnite from Arizona!   These specimens have just come to the market, and represent the first find of the species from Arizona to come to the collector market.   The specimens come in two styles, one with fan shaped blades of compact crystals, and one with more individual crystals visible.   This is the latter style, with individual crystals visible, essentially white in color.   The only locality given at this time is somewhere north of Globe.

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Prehnite

Formula: 
Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DP.20
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Karoo dolerites, Cradock, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

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