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Vivianite

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Locality: 
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa, Alba County, Romania
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.7 × 1.5 cm
Description

The best transparent vivianite which were ever found in entire Europe came from Trepca in Kosovo and crystals are usually up to 2 or at least 2,5cm. Also ugly dull and black crystals up to 5 cm were found. So this material is absolutely exceptional and in my evaluation on of the most importnat new discoveries since decades in Europe - this specimen is from a recent (March 2019) discovery in Alba county, Romania. The specimen is well developed all around, faces are very glossy with attractiive texture, and even set on small matrix.

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Vivianite

Formula: 
Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Wheal Kind (Wheal Kine), West Wheal Kitty group, St Agnes, St Agnes District, Cornwall, England, UK
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