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Elbaite Quartz & Microcline

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Elbaite Quartz & Microcline

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
San Piero in Campo, Elba, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.7 × 3.3 cm
Description

A fine specimen of small terminated bicoloured tourmaline crystals together with quartz and microcline crystals.

From the famous and classic type locality for elbaite tourmaline - Elba Island, Tuscany, Italy.

Not commonly seen on the mineral market these days.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
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