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Delvauxite

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Description
Locality: 
Beez Quarry, Namur, Namur District, Belgium
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm
Description

Typical reddish brown delvauxite from the Beez quarry near Namur. The specimen was found by Belgian collector Guido Cornelis around 1997-98, and has been afterwards in the collection of Paul Van Hee. A good example of a classic Belgian mineral.

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Delvauxite

Formula: 
CaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8·4-6H2O not confirmed·
Strunz: 
8.DM.35
Crystal System: 
Amorphous
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Château de Berneau, Berneau, Dalhem, Liège, Liège Province, Belgium

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