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Ferberite On Quartz

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Ferberite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, Libertad Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

A lovely reflective, well terminated ferberite crystal (1 cm long) on sharp transparent/translucent quartz crystals. From a famous locality for the species.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ferberite

Formula: 
FeWO4
Strunz: 
4.DB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Niña Mine, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera), Almería, Andalusia, Spain

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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