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Mineralpedia Details for Pellyite

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Pellyite

Pellyite

Formula
Ba2CaFe2+2Si6O17 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive 
Cleavage
Indistinct, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Pellyite from Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States

Pellyite
            from Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States

Pellyite, like the other minerals of Big Creek occur in metamorphic skarns containing barium in thin lenses and veins much like this specimen. The Pellyite here is 1cm thick. In the matrix is also Sanbornite, Gillespite, and sulfides, namely Pyrrhotite.

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