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Oxiberaunite

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Oxiberaunite

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Description
Locality: 
Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Lahnau, Lahn-Dill, Giessen Region, Hesse, Germany
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm
Description

Rich specimen with dark red oxiberaunite, by ima a variety of beraunite. But oxiberaunite looks other like reddish beraunite. The crystals have more dark color and are platy, prismatic crystals. Therefore in some region of germany is called eleonorite.

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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