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Chondrodite with Norbergite and Spinel

#DS44830

Chondrodite with Norbergite and Spinel

#DS44830
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Mg5(SiO4)2F2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Limecrest quarry, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States

A lot of orange crystal grains to 2-3mm of Chondrodite and Norbergite (darker)  throughout this carbonate matrix. Associated are 1-2mm greyish purple Spinel crystals. This is an old William Pinch specimen.

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
Shultz Collection

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