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Monohydrocalcite & Vaterite

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Monohydrocalcite & Vaterite

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Description
Locality: 
Špania Dolina, Banská Bystrica County, Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.2 × 4.9 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.50cm
Description

Monohydrocalcite with vaterite from old Piesocka adit at Spania Dolina. Green monohydrocalcite accicular needles long up to 1.5 cm! Monohydrocalcite is associated with white powdery vaterite. Very few samples were recovered and sold out quickly.

I offer one of the finest samples found in both richness and size!

Collected by Tomáš Bancík and Martin Patúš in October 2017. Analysis included.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Monohydrocalcite

Formula: 
CaCO3·H2O
Strunz: 
5.CB.20
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Issyk Kul Lake, Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast, Kyrgyzstan...

Vaterite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.20
Hardness: 
3.0
Colour: 
Colorless
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ballycraigy, Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Analysis
Analysis Report - only: Monohydrocalcite & Vaterite
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