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Leucosphenite with Raite

#PD54022

Leucosphenite with Raite

#PD54022
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Na4BaTi2B2Si10O30 (RRUFF)
Locality
Yubileinaya pegmatite, Karnasurt Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Blue grains of Leucosphenite, a titanium mineral, to 1.6cm with fine acicular sprays of Raite. 

Leucosphenite

Formula
Na4BaTi2B2Si10O30 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Wedge shaped, Pseudo Hexagonal, Striated 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, lemon yellow, brown, pale blue 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
6-6.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection

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