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Petermegawite

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Petermegawite

New Mineral type

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Description
Locality: 
El Dragón Mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.1 × 0.9 × 0.4 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with rich, radial white crystals of the new Se mineral petermegawite lining vugs with small, pale green blebs of another new species currently under study (the Al analogue of mandarinoite). The largest vug has a slight coating of Fe oxides causing the orange color for the petermegawite. Also minor chalcomenite is present. The sample was verified by Dr. Yang at U of A, the author of the species. Extremely rare!! 

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What's on the rock

Petermegawite

Formula: 
Al6(Se4+O3)3[SiO3(OH)](OH)9 · 10H2O
Strunz: 
4.JJ.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Type Locality: 
El Dragón mine, Porco Municipality, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí, Bolivia

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