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Wakefieldite-(La) On Aegirine

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Wakefieldite-(La) On Aegirine

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Description
Locality: 
Cerchiara Mine, Borghetto Vara, Vara Valley, Liguria, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.01cm
Description

Cherry red, octahedral microcrystals of the extremely rare vanadate wakefieldite-(La) from the third world locality, unexpectedly found at historic Cerchiara manganese mine. The matrix is made of multicolor aegirine in hematite ore, and wakefieldite-(La) shows up after mild ertching of calcite.
 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wakefieldite-(La)

Formula: 
La(VO4)
Strunz: 
8.AD.35
Hardness: 
4.0 - 0.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Glücksstern Mine, Gottlob Hill, Friedrichroda, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany

Aegirine

Formula: 
NaFe3+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Rundemyr, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway

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