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Eleonorite & Stewartite

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Eleonorite & Stewartite

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Description
Locality: 
Foote Mine, Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

You are bidding on a truly exceptional sample of eleonorite from the Foote Mine. This specimen was collected in the early 60s and represents some of the best of the 'beraunite' that was ever found here. The surface of the specimen is loaded with hundreds of perfect sprays of eleonorite with cryptomelane, mangangordonite/laueite and exceptional sprays of stewartite on mitridatite. A really top specimen from this mine. From my personal suite. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eleonorite

Formula: 
Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4 · 6H2O
Group Parent: 
Beraunite Group
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3½ - 4
Colour: 
red, reddish brown
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany & Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

Stewartite

Formula: 
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.30
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Stewart Mine (MS 6162; Stewart Lithia mine), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn), Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

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