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Tooeleite

Extremely Rare !
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Description
Locality: 
Alcantarilla Mine, Belalcazar, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm
Description

Tooeleite is a very rare Iron-Arsenite-Sulfate and only found at a very few locations in the world.

This is a very good specimen of beautiful orange colored microcrystals of tooeleite on quartz matrix with tiny scorodite crystals.

Only very few specimen were found at the location.

EDS / SEM confirmed specimen.

A new article about the Alcantarilla Mine was recently published in the Mineralogical Magazine "MineralUp" and "Revista de Minerales" (10.2016) and I can send a copy of this article to the buyer (on request).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tooeleite

Formula: 
Fe3+6(As3+O3)4(SO4)(OH)4· 4H2O
Strunz: 
4.JD.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0
Colour: 
Orange
Type Locality: 
U.S. Mine (Gold Hill Mine; Last Dollar claims), Gold Hill, Gold Hill District (Clifton District), Deep Creek Mts, Tooele Co., Utah, USA
Analysis
Analysis Report - only: Tooeleite
Analysis Report - only: Tooeleite
Analysis Report - only: Tooeleite
Analysis Report - only: Tooeleite
Analysis Report - only: Tooeleite
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