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Tavorite Triphylite & Rockbridgeite

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Tavorite Triphylite & Rockbridgeite

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Description
Locality: 
Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer, South Dakota, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 3.1 × 1.6 cm
Description

Light yellow green tavorite on green-borwn triphylite matrix along with vein of dark brown rockbridgeite from famous Tip Top mine. Ex. Rudolf Ďuďa collection #7/1509

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tavorite

Formula: 
LiFe3+(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Triphylite

Formula: 
LiFe2+PO4
Strunz: 
8.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Hühnerkobel Mine (Hennenkobel Mine), Rabenstein, Zwiesel, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Rockbridgeite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Strunz: 
8.BC.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Midvale Mine, South Mountain, Midvale, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, USA
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