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Titanite Augite & Nosean

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Titanite Augite & Nosean

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Description
Locality: 
In den Dellen Quarries, Niedermendig, Mendig, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm
Description

Yellow, transparent titanite crystals showing sphenoids (reason for the synonym sphene) on black augite and light brown nosean. FOV 2.7 mm.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Titanite

Formula: 
CaTi(SiO4)O
Strunz: 
9.AG.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Titanite occurrence, Hauzenberg, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Augite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0

Nosean

Formula: 
Na8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)·H2O
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Sandkuhle, Maria Laach, Laach lake volcanic complex, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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