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Mullite & Cordierite

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Mullite & Cordierite

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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: 
1.5 × 2 × 0.8 cm
Description

Fine acucular,light violet mullite with soime cordierite in a vug of a xenolith. From 1986.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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

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