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Prehnite

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Prehnite

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Description
Locality: 
Kreimbach-Kaulbach Quarry, Lauterecken-Wolfstein, Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.6 × 2.2 × 2.5 cm
Description

Sphaeroidal green aggregates of tiny flat prehnite crystals, the diameter of the aggregates reaches up to 2.5 cm with a little bit of matrix from Kreimbach Quarry in Germany. Unusually nice prehnite for the locality, similar to the African ones, but with a bit paler color. Great compatison piece.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Prehnite

Formula: 
Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DP.20
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Karoo dolerites, Cradock, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
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