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Unakite

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A low to medium-temperature metasomatic rock mostly formed by the alteration of granitic rocks; principally composed of epidote, K-feldspar and quartz.

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Classification of UnakiteHide

Mineralogy of UnakiteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > K FeldsparPotassium-dominant feldspars with unknown crystal symmetry and Al-Si ordering state.
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:

Synonyms of UnakiteHide

Other Language Names for UnakiteHide

German:Unakit
Italian:Unakite
Simplified Chinese:綠簾花崗石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Aventurine1 photo of Unakite associated with Aventurine on mindat.org.

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