Aegirine and Quartz with Inclusions - VAR 080

Aegerine and quartz with needle-like inclusions

Measurements:   50 x 23 x 22 mm

Description:  Well-formed aegerine crystals and a light smoky quartz crystal with (to us, unknown) hairlike, needle inclusions, with bits of feldspar and quartz matrix attached. The quartz crystal has an unusual multi-termination. 

The only notable damage is to the lower parts of the specimen. The quartz has a few natural pressure marks.

Weight of Specimen:  13.1 g 

Chemical Composition:  NaFe3+(Si2O6)  (aegerine)
SiO2  (quartz)
3O8 (feldspar)        

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (aegerine)  6 
                                          (quartz)  7

                                          (feldspar)  6 - 6.5
Zomba Mountains, Malawi, Africa.

Specimen Code:  VAR 080

US $ 45

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