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Varlamoffite & Rashleighite

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Varlamoffite & Rashleighite

Ex Ernie Schlichter collection

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Description
Locality: 
Bunny Mine, Stenalees, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

A very fine specimen with a good coverage of pastel-green rashleighite, a ferrian variety of turquoise, and yellow crusts of the uncommon tin-iron-hydroxide varlamoffite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Varlamoffite

Formula: 
(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Hardness: 
6 - 6.5
Colour: 
Yellow
Streak: 
Light Yellow
Type Locality: 
Kalima, Maniema, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Rashleighite

Variety Of: 

Turquoise

Formula: 
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Formula: 
Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8·5H2O
Hardness: 
0.0
Cartils Minerals

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