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Austinite & Hedyphane

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Austinite & Hedyphane

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Description
Locality: 
Beltana Mine, Puttapa, North Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm
Description

You are bidding on a beautiful piece with a large vug hosting numerous, perfect greenish-yellow, single and quite large austinite crystals. Austinite is very rare in single crystals showing good symmetry and these are among the best I've ever seen. Associated with a few small tabular hedyphane crystals. Very nice and rare specimen. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Austinite

Formula: 
CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Gold Hill Mine (Western Utah Mine), Gold Hill, Gold Hill District (Clifton District), Deep Creek Mts, Tooele Co., Utah, USA

Hedyphane

Formula: 
Pb3Ca2(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

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