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Zircon Feldspar & Arfvedsonite

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Zircon Feldspar & Arfvedsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 4 × 3.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.80cm
Description

Sharp lustrous beige zircon crystals and blocky ivory coloured feldspar crystals on a large terminated arfvedsonite crystal.

A ruggedly aesthetic specimen with no damage from Malawi's Chilwa Alkaline Area.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zircon

Formula: 
ZrSiO4
Strunz: 
9.AD.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White

Feldspar

Group Parent: 
Feldspar Group

Arfvedsonite

Formula: 
[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DE.25
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland
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