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Mineral: Moissanite: SiC
Comments: Gemmy, platy crystal of moissanite shown with largest (001) face. The arrow indicates a drop-shaped, black metallic inclusion. (AmMin, 88:1818).
Location: Found in a cobble at a beach along the Turkish coast of the Mediterranean Sea, around 150 km NW from Izmir, and is most likely derived from Tertiary volcanic rocks outcropping in the area.
Scale: Scale bar 300 µ-m.
Copyright: © American Mineralogist
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