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Earlshannonite Metaswitzerite Rockbridgeite & Mitridatite

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Earlshannonite Metaswitzerite Rockbridgeite & Mitridatite

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Description
Locality: 
Cubos-Mesquitela-Mangualde Area, Mangualde, Viseu District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 1.9 × 1.9 cm
Description

Several earlshannonite orange spheres with white metaswitzerite 'spears', reddish mitridatite and deep green rockbridgeite, all over fluorapatite.

EDS, XRD and Raman analized.

New find!!!

Extremelly rare at the locality, beautifull under the scope.

 

Sample from Chão do Castanheiro.

Collected: 
2009
Boxed with Label
Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Earlshannonite

Formula: 
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Metaswitzerite

Formula: 
Mn3(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

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

Mitridatite

Formula: 
Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Kamysh-Burun Trough, Kerchenskoe deposit, Kerchenskyi (Fe)-ore basin, Kerch peninsula (Kertch peninsula), Crimea peninsula, Crimea Oblast', Ukraine...