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Montebrasite & Reichenbachite

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Montebrasite & Reichenbachite

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Description
Locality: 
Tita Mine, Golpejas-Vega de Tirados, Salamanca, Castile & León, Spain
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.9 × 2.3 × 1 cm
Description

A group of interpenetrated crystals of montebrasite, cut and polished as a cabouchon. I collected the raw specimen in a mineralogical tryp in 1992 at the Tita Mine in Golpejas. The colour is slightly blue due to Cu impregnations, and there is a net elongated crack filled by brown iron oxides and dark green reichenbachite.

Ex. Iván Blanco specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Montebrasite

Formula: 
LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Montebras Mines, Montebras, Soumans, Creuse, Limousin, France

Reichenbachite

Formula: 
Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Strunz: 
8.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Point 8.0, Borstein, Reichenbach, Lautertal (Odenwald), Odenwald, Hesse, Germany

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