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Whewellite

Rare Mineral

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Locality: 
Paitzdorf, Ronneburg Uranium Deposit, Gera, Thuringia, Germany
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 2.5 × 1.2 cm
Description

This species, named after the William Whewell (1794-1866), a British Naturalist and Scientist, is one of only a few collectible minerals (like Mellite) in nature that are partly composed of organic compounds and also known as Calciumoxalat. It represents an out-standing rarity and in remarkable dimension for the minerals as well for the locality. Will come with the label from Museum for nature history at the Humboldt university of Berlin.

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Whewellite

Formula: 
Ca(C2O4)·H2O
Strunz: 
10.AB.45
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

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