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Phosphohedyphane Vanadinite & Hemimorphite

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Phosphohedyphane Vanadinite & Hemimorphite

Collected by John & Robert Lawson in 1995
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Bay Mine, Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3.7 × 3 cm
Description

A wonderful specimen to explore under magnification with lots to discover. The matrix has cavities lined with lovely green microcrystalline phosphohedyphane which in places appears to be pseudomorphing another mineral, possibly cerussite. Also present are rounded brown vanadinite crystals which have an overgrowth of white/grey hemimorphite. 839

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Phosphohedyphane

Formula: 
Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Capitana Mine, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

Vanadinite

Formula: 
Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Zimapán, Mun. de Zimapán, Hidalgo, Mexico

Hemimorphite

Formula: 
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.10
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania

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