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Marialite

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Marialite

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Description
Locality: 
Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 4.6 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.60cm
Description

Bright violet crystals of tektosilicate marialite perched on typically matrix. They are partly transparent and showing a clear vertical striation. The contrast with the white marble makes this piece attractive.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Marialite

Formula: 
Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Strunz: 
9.FB.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Pianura, Phlegrean Fields, Naples Province, Phlegrean Volcanic complex, Campania, Italy

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