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Kryzhanovskite & Metaswitzerite

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Kryzhanovskite & Metaswitzerite

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Description
Locality: 
Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer County, South Dakota, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 1 × 0.7 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with several vugs lined with CO3-apatite needles. Intermixed in the vugs are nice brown crystals of kryzhanovskite and small white sprays of metaswitzerite. Kryzhanovskite is extremely rare at Tip Top! 

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What's on the rock

Kryzhanovskite

Formula: 
(Fe3+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)3
Strunz: 
8.CC.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Ak-Kezen' pegmatite, Belogorskii Town, Kalba Range, Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan...

Metaswitzerite

Formula: 
Mn3(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

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