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Phosphophyllite Psm Fossil Shell

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Phosphophyllite Psm Fossil Shell

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Description
Locality: 
Huayllani Mine, Huayllani, Canutillos, Machacamarca, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 3 cm
Description

Green, rounded phosphophyllite crystals, replacing a fossil bivalve shell. Very uncommon and rare. The locality is relatively new - known since 2010, butnot many of those specimen were found.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Phosphophyllite

Formula: 
Zn2Fe(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CA.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic Prismatic crystals, often twinned
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Hagendorf North Pegmatite (Meixner Feldspar Pit), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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