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Carpholite

#RS59047

Carpholite

#RS59047
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4.5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Mn2+Al2Si2O6(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Sengelbach valley, Biesenrode, Wippra Meta. Zone, Saxony, Germany

Golden green thin-acicular crystals in matrix. This is a fascinating specimen with areas full of 2-cm crystals in Quartz.

Carpholite

Formula
Mn2+Al2Si2O6(OH)4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Fibrous, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Imperfect, Imperfect, Imperfect 
Luster
Silky 
Color
straw yellow, greenish gray, yellowish brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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