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Amethyst With Hematite & Analcime

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Amethyst With Hematite & Analcime

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Description
Locality: 
Tafelkop, Goboboseb, Brandberg, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 5.9 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
5.70cm
Description

A very interesting intricate quartz with amethyst phantoms and hematite inclusions as reddish harlequin-like flecks.

The specimen is a complete floater with self healed base as a skeletal shard.

Fascinating quartz from Tafelkop, Brandberg area, Namibia. Mined July 2014.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amethyst

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Purple

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

Analcime

Formula: 
Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cyclopean Islands, Acitrezza (Aci Trezza), Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
Vic's Vugh Minerals
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