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Pellyite with Titantaramellite

#PD42232

Pellyite with Titantaramellite

#PD42232
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Ba2CaFe2+2Si6O17 (RRUFF)
Locality
Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States

Glassy brown granular Pellyite throughout matrix. Pellyite is an extremley rare barium inosilicate found in only two localities outside of California, where it occurs at the Baja California and the Gun Claim in the Yukon. The Pellyite is associated with deep reddish brown short prismatic Titantaramellite, another rare barium silicate. It is shown in the last two photos.

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

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection
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