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Augite-Diopside var. Fassaite from Arondo, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

 
Augite-Diopside var. Fassaite from Arondo, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Augite-Diopside var. Fassaite from Arondo, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 37012
Mineral:Augite-Diopside var. Fassaite
Locality:Arondo, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Description:Sharp black fassaite crystals (Fe-Al-rich diopside or augite) in stacked cluster of parallel crystals. The fassaite crystals have lustrous surfaces and light-colored streaks that are the result of sub-surface inclusions. Ex. Dr. Eugene E. Sensel (1911-2000) collection #M704, originally acquired in 1991 from Mtn. Min.
Overall Size:5x5x2 cm
Crystals:3-18 mm
Status: For reference only
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