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Voltaite

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Locality: 
Alfredo Pit, Rio Tinto Mines, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.6 × 4.4 × 3 cm
Description

Excellent example of voltaite, a rare hydrated sulfate. This one is very stable and unusually beautiful! ex Chris Mavris collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Voltaite

Formula: 
K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12·18H2O
Strunz: 
7.CC.25
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Solfatara di Pozzuoli, Pozzuoli, Phlegrean Fields, Naples Province, Phlegrean Volcanic Complex, Campania, Italy

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