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Eleonorite

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Description
Locality: 
Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Lahnau, Lahn-Dill, Giessen Region, Hesse, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2.3 × 1.3 cm
Description

Intense red, beautiful eleonorite from the type locality. Previously the mineral was named beraunite, but new investigations had shown that this mineral had to be renamed to eleonorite. 

Rich sample. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eleonorite

Formula: 
Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4 · 6H2O
Group Parent: 
Beraunite Group
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3½ - 4
Colour: 
red, reddish brown
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany & Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany
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