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Chondrodite with Iowaite

#PD42132

Chondrodite with Iowaite

#PD42132
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Mg5(SiO4)2F2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Palabora mine, Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa

Exceptional red crystals to 0.75mm with green Iowaite.

Chondrodite

Formula
Mg5(SiO4)2F2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
yellow, orange, brownish white, reddish white, greenish white 
Streak
gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6-6.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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