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Augelite & Senegalite

seller's own find 2007/2008
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Description
Locality: 
Kourou Diakouma Mountain, Falémé River basin, Tambacounda Region, Senegal
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.4 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm
Description

Very nice vug of botryoidal augelite - the only one of this kind I found. I'm pretty sure about the species, however it is very similar to the turquoise from the locality and the specimen wasn't x-rayed.
Very few, very tiny senegalite crystals on the 'bubbles'.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Augelite

Formula: 
Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Strunz: 
8.BE.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Västanå Iron Mine (Westanå Mine), Näsum, Bromölla, Skåne, Sweden

Senegalite

Formula: 
Al2(PO4)(OH)(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DE.05
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Mount Kourou Diakouma (Kouroudiako), Saraya, Falémé River basin, Tambacounda Region, Senegal

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