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TitleAegirite crystallized
DescriptionThis sample is approximately 4 cm. Aegirite has the chemical formula of NaFe(Si2O6) and a hardness of 7. It is a rock-forming mineral found in rocks rich in soda and poor in silica. Aegirite is named after Aegir, the Icelandic god of the sea.
LocationNorway. Near Langesundfjord.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 1899-12-30.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #C-449.
Key wordsaegirite, silica
Tech details405 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1547