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Diopside On Cleavelandite

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Diopside On Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Tormiq, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 3 × 1.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

A rather gemmy, bright deep green crystal of diopside rises out of white cleavelandite blades together with other smaller diopside crystals.

The main diopside crystal is super sharp and partially doubly terminated. Lovely specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0
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