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Varlamoffite With Turquoise

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Varlamoffite With Turquoise

ex Ring collection, Munich,Germany
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Description
Locality: 
Gunheath Pit, St Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 2.2 × 0.7 cm
Weight: 
2.00gr
Description

Varlamoffite is a rare Sn-Fe oxyde/hydroxyde, previously considered a variety of Cassiterite. Here is powdery, 'earthy' yellow varlamoffite together with sky-blue turquoise on matrix.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Varlamoffite

Formula: 
(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Hardness: 
6 - 6.5
Colour: 
Yellow
Streak: 
Light Yellow
Type Locality: 
Kalima, Maniema, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Turquoise

Formula: 
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

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