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Pellyite with Gillespite

#42233

Pellyite with Gillespite

#42233
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ba2CaFe2+2Si6O17 (RRUFF)
Locality
Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States

This specimen has an excellent 4mm thick vein of Pellyite (orange arrow). It is a glassy brown and not fluorescent and occurs with spotty red Gillespite. There are a few grains of Fresnoite (blue arrow)  and the matrix is Sanbornite rich.

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.

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