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Vauxite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm
Description

Here we have a remarkable, very well crystallized, beautiful blue color, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of radiating crystal aggregates of vauxite on matrix.

It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful phosphate. This piece is from the type locality for this material

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vauxite

Formula: 
Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.35
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Siglo Veinte Mine (Siglo XX Mine; Llallagua Mine; Catavi), Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo Province (Bustillos Province), Potosí Department, Bolivia