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Perhamite & Lipscombite

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Perhamite & Lipscombite

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Description
Locality: 
Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Humboldt County, Nevada, United States of America
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm
Description

Rare Ca-Al phosphate mineral perhamite from Nevada. It forms pearly white globular aggregates on matrix, with some olive green lipscombite sprays.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Perhamite

Formula: 
Ca3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DO.20
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Lipscombite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.90
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Loranth Minerals

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