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Wavellite On Mitridatite

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Wavellite On Mitridatite

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Description
Locality: 
Iron Monarch Open Cut, Iron Knob, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.4 × 5.6 × 3.3 cm
Description

Bright snow white wavellite crystal forming masses of small sprays lining a multitude of cavities on all sides of this specimen. Many of the cavities has a crystalline coating of dark olive green mitridatite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wavellite

Formula: 
Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.50
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White.
Type Locality: 
High Down Quarry, Filleigh, North Devon, Devon, England, UK

Mitridatite

Formula: 
Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Kamysh-Burun Trough, Kerchenskoe deposit, Kerchenskyi (Fe)-ore basin, Kerch peninsula (Kertch peninsula), Crimea peninsula, Crimea Oblast', Ukraine...
Earthstones Australia

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