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Sarkinite & Connellite

Steven Phillips collection
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Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 1.2 × 1.1 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with a fantastic covering of rich, sharp, gem sarkinite crystals in association with balls of malachite, small sprays of serpierite and little balls of connellite crystals. Very rich and aesthetic!

This specimen is from the Steven Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities curated by Vandall King, and features specimens from a multitude of well-known collectors of the locality including Alice Kraissl, Russ DeRoo, Dave Cook, Van King and others. Many of these samples may be featured in photos in the upcoming three volume series of books being compiled by Vandall King.

Mineral Data
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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

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