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Illite pseudomorph after Muscovite with Quartz, Zircon, Feldspar from Mount Malosa, Zomba Plateau, Malawi

 
Illite pseudomorph after Muscovite with Quartz, Zircon, Feldspar from Mount Malosa, Zomba Plateau, Malawi

Illite pseudomorph after Muscovite with Quartz, Zircon, Feldspar from Mount Malosa, Zomba Plateau, Malawi

DESCRIPTION:No. 38085
Mineral:Illite pseudomorph after Muscovite with Quartz, Zircon, Feldspar
Locality:Mount Malosa, Zomba Plateau, Malawi
Description:Extraordinary specimen of large white illite pseudomorphs after tabular muscovite(?) crystals with minor quartz, zircon and feldspar. The white mineral is entirely illite throughout. Most experts agree that this must be a pseudomorph.
Overall Size:32x25x15 mm
Crystals:3-12 mm
Status: For reference only
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