Prehnite, Calcite and Quartz on Matrix NAM 020

Prehnite, calcite and quartz on matrix

Measurements:  110 x 60 x 35 mm

Description:  A prehnite ball (25 mm diameter) shares a basalt matrix with quartz ancd calcite crystals. 

The prehnite has a few flaws and a contact mark. The specimen has been trimmed on two sides of its matrix, to display better.        

Weight of Specimen:  306 g

Chemical Composition:  Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)  (prehnite)  
                                       SiO2  (quartz)  
                                       CaCO3  (calcite


Hardness on Mohs Scale:   (prehnite) 6-6.5
                                           (quartz)  7                                                                                         (calcite)  

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NAM 020

R 400


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