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Indialite

Indialite

Formula
Mg2Al4Si5O18 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Hexagonal, Prismatic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, pale mauve 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
7-7.5 
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Indialite from Nickenicher Weinberg, Nickenich, Mayen-Koblenz dist., Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Indialite
            from Nickenicher Weinberg, Nickenich, Mayen-Koblenz dist., Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Gorgeous tiny light blue hexagonal prismatic crystals to maybe 0.75mm at the most. There are a lot crystals in the tiny vesicles. Indialite is a high temperature mineral typicaly formed in volcanic and paralava environments such as burned shales above burning coal seams.

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