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Kaolinite pseudomorph after Orthoclase Carlsbad-law Twin from Melbur Pit, St. Austell District, Cornwall, England

 
Kaolinite pseudomorph after Orthoclase Carlsbad-law Twin from Melbur Pit, St. Austell District, Cornwall, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 58941
Mineral:Kaolinite pseudomorph after Orthoclase Carlsbad-law Twin
Locality:Melbur Pit, St. Austell District, Cornwall, England
Description:White kaolinite pseudomorphs after orthoclase crystals that were twinned following the Carlsbad Law of feldspar twinning. The orthoclase crystallized first, then altered molecule by molecule to kaolinite, maintaining the original orthoclase shape. Ex. B. Gaber collection #1439; ex. Nick Carruth (Cornwall, England)
Overall Size:5.5x2.5x1 cm
Crystals:55 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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