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Axinite-(Fe)

#9526

Axinite-(Fe)

#9526
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca4Fe2+2Al4[B2Si8O30](OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Jensen quarry, Riverside Co., California, United States

These are incredibly hard if not impossible to obtain and it is also a defunct/closed locality. It was collected by the late Fred DeVito. It is a single, large lustrous brown crystal showing two good faces.

Axinite-(Fe)

Formula
Ca4Fe2+2Al4[B2Si8O30](OH)2 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Lamellar 
Cleavage
Distinct, Poor, Poor 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown, purplish blue, gray, greenish yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5-7 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
DeVito Collection

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