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Orthoclase : KAlSi3O8

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Orthoclase : KAlSi3O8

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Dimensions: 7.2 cm x 7 cm x 6.3 cm

A single equant crystal of leucite that has been replaced by chalky white feldspar. While slightly rough and malformed, the pseudomorph shows all 24 crystal faces of the original leucite.

7.2 x 7.0 x 6.3cm

Don Windeler collection, acquired 2006 from the Fraziers.


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Photo added: 15th Jan 2011