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Albite var. andesine

#PD47318

Albite var. andesine

#PD47318
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
NaAlSi3O8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Cape Grant, Victoria, Australia

Andesine is a variety of Albite composed of 50-70% Albite and 30-50% Anorthite. It is of a late a fine red gem but can be yellow and green, obviously this specimen is not a gem.  Associated with this Andesite are black crystal plates of ilmenite.

Albite

Formula
NaAlSi3O8 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Blocky, Striated, Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
white, gray, greenish gray, bluish green, gray 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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