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Cordierite Topaz Mullite & Hematite

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Cordierite Topaz Mullite & Hematite

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Description
Locality: 
Caspar Quarry, Bellerberg, Ettringen, Eifel, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.10cm
Description

Part of a xenolith with cryszals of red cordierite,yellowish topaz, white acicular mullite and some hematite distributed over several vugs. Fine sample for this kind of xenoliths.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cordierite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
7.0 - 7.5
Type Locality: 
Großer Arber, Bayerisch Eisenstein, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White

Mullite

Formula: 
Al4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Strunz: 
9.AF.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Seabank Villa, Isle of Mull, Strathclyde (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK

Hematite

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

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