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Anorthite

#PD47329

Anorthite

#PD47329
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CaAl2Si2O8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Monte Somma, Vesuvius, Campania, Italy

Colorless, glassy 2-4mm sharp crystals in volcanic vugs. Anorthite is the calcium end member of the plagioclase series.

Anorthite

Formula
CaAl2Si2O8 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Euhedral Crystals, Striated 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, gray, white, red, reddish gray 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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