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Purpurite Triplite & Lithiophilite

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Purpurite Triplite & Lithiophilite

Ex University of Amsterdam
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Carolino Mine, Chãs de Tavares, Mangualde, Viseu District, Portugal
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 5.5 × 4 cm
Description

Massive purpurite, brown triplite and salmon to light brown coloured lithiophilite. Collected in the late 1940's by Dutch geologists. Ex Geological Institute of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Collected: 
1940's
Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Purpurite

Formula: 
(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Strunz: 
8.AB.10
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Faires Mine, Kings Mountain, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA

Triplite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.10
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Chanteloube, Razès, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France

Lithiophilite

Formula: 
LiMn2+PO4
Strunz: 
8.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Provenance
Cartils Minerals

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