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Vernadite

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Vernadite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.9 × 3 cm
Description

Black metallic lustrous vernadite crystals, a very rare species, richly covering different cavities of a brown matrix of good size.

Ex. Chris Deroo specimen.

Mineral Data
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Vernadite

Formula: 
(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Strunz: 
4.FE.40
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2 -
Colour: 
Black
Streak: 
Dark Brown, Black
Type Locality: 
Kusimovskoye, Bashkortostan Republic, Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia

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