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Eleonorite & Rockbridgeite

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Eleonorite & Rockbridgeite

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Description
Locality: 
Gutglück Mine, Braunfels, Lahn-Dill, Giessen Region, Hesse, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 3.7 × 2.8 cm
Description

Very beautiful, glossy, red-golden brown eleonorite crystals on matrix. Rockbridgeite can be part of the dark matrix (shiny) as well as the small green, lath-shaped crystals you might see in a corner of one of the oictures, if you look closely.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eleonorite

Formula: 
Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4 · 6H2O
Group Parent: 
Beraunite Group
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3½ - 4
Colour: 
red, reddish brown
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany & Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

Rockbridgeite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Strunz: 
8.BC.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Midvale Mine, South Mountain, Midvale, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, USA

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