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Sanbornite

#PD42241

Sanbornite

#PD42241
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 5 x 1.2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
BaSi2O5 (RRUFF)
Locality
Rush Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States

A thick cleavage plate of light green Sanbornite. Sanbornite is the most abundant barium silicate at these deposits. The mineral has one perfect cleavage and a specific density of 3.7. According to Walstrom and Leising the largest masses recovered was 20cm with a thickness of 8cm. This specimen is originally from the Carlton Davis collection.

Sanbornite

Formula
BaSi2O5 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Platy 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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