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Ferberite

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Locality: 
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

Sharp, textbook, sculptural group of crystals of ferberite in parallel growth from the famous mine. Those are considered some of the best examples for the species and certainly the best for Europe. The piece is in very good condition for the size. It has minor chips and only considerable damage is on the back, where it was attached to matrix. The bottom is contacted. There is some chalcopyrite and muscovite, as association.

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What's on the rock

Ferberite

Formula: 
FeWO4
Strunz: 
4.DB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Niña Mine, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera), Almería, Andalusia, Spain

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