Aegirine, Feldspar and Zircon - VAR 078

Beautiful cluster of aegirine, feldspar and zircon




Measurements:  67 x 57 x 40 mm 

Description:  A beautiful cluster of aegirine crystals with orthoclase feldspar, zircon crystals up to 8 mm long, as well as a few (to us, unknown) brownish crystals up to 10 mm long (image upper right). 

The specimen has relatively little damage.

Weight of Specimen:  48.0 g 

Chemical Composition: NaFe3+(Si2O6)  (aegierine)
                                       KAlSi
3O8  (feldspar)       
                                        Zr(SiO4)  (zircon)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (aegirine)  6  
                                           (feldspar)  6 - 6.5 
                                           (zircon)  7
                                           
Location:  
Zomba Mountains, Malawi, Africa.

Specimen Code:  VAR 003

US $ 85 

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