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Andalusite from
Gibson Arroyo area, Little Ajo Mts, Ajo District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Area
Comments:One specimen only - the same specimen of Cardigan Gneiss from west of the Gibson Arroyo fault that contained the topaz.

Pleochroic: a (rose pink) = 1.640, ß (colorless) = 1.645, y (colorless) = 1.648, with birefringence 0.008, parallel extinction, large 2V, prismatic cleavage.
Habit:Minute, prismatic
Colour:Pale pink
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Gilluly, J. (1946), The Ajo mining district, Arizona, USGS PP 209: 94.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Andalusite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Gibson Arroyo area, Little Ajo Mts, Ajo District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
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