Anorthite Photos 
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
anorthite crystal-1
Japan
Anorthite is the calcium end member of the plagioclase feldspars.  Large crystals
of anorthite are rarely found and the mineral is rather dull and uninteresting. 
However, it turns out that a large portion of the Moon's surface is made of anorthite. 
This specimen of anorthite is only about 1.5 centimeters.



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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.