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Chalcosiderite & Wavellite

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Chalcosiderite & Wavellite

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Description
Locality: 
Toms Phosphate Quarry, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm
Description

Unusual concretion like formation of pale green earthy chalcosiderite with white wavellite from this complex phosphate deposit. Very good for the locality. No damage.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcosiderite

Formula: 
Cu(Fe3+,Al)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Phoenix United Mine, Minions, Linkinhorne, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, UK

Wavellite

Formula: 
Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.50
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White.
Type Locality: 
High Down Quarry, Filleigh, North Devon, Devon, England, UK
Gondwana Minerals
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