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Pezzottaite Tourmaline & Amazonite

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Pezzottaite Tourmaline & Amazonite

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Description
Locality: 
Sakavalana, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm
Description

Rare pagoda-shaped bright pink gemmy crystals of pezzottaite on an amazonite crystal together with nice black tourmalines.

Interesting and aesthetic specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pezzottaite

Formula: 
Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.60
Hardness: 
8.0 - 0.0
Type Locality: 
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro Commune, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar...

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7

Amazonite

Variety Of: 

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0
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