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Rose Quartz & Eosphorite

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Rose Quartz & Eosphorite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.1 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm
Description

Fantastic combination from Brazil. A well crystallised rose of rose quartz on top of feldspar matrix. Additionally it is accompanied with some also well crystallised eosphorite. This is definately an esthetic and rare combination which is barely seen on the common market.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rose Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Pink

Eosphorite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+)Al(PO4)(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA