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Sarkinite Connellite & Serpierite

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Sarkinite Connellite & Serpierite

Ted Bartels collection
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Description
Locality: 
Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 2.6 × 3.1 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small miniature sample with a fracture surface that is host to numerous nice clusters of bladed sarkinite crystals. There are small patches of native copper and covellite with tiny sprays of serpierite and minute balls of connellite. This is a very rich sample of sarkinite! From the Ted Bartels collection and Ewald Gerstmann stock. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sarkinite

Formula: 
Mn2+2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Connellite

Formula: 
Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4·3H2O
Strunz: 
3.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Wheal Providence, Providence Mines, Carbis Bay, St Ives, St Ives District, Cornwall, England, UK

Serpierite

Formula: 
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece

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