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Stewartite Strunzite & Benyacarite

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Stewartite Strunzite & Benyacarite

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Description
Locality: 
Hagendorf South Pegmatite, Bavaria, Germany
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 2.8 × 2 cm
Description

Good crystals of stewartite with yellow  sprays of strunzite across cavities in phosphatic gossan, there are also a pair of very pale pinkish brown crystals of benyacarite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stewartite

Formula: 
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.30
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Stewart Mine (MS 6162; Stewart Lithia mine), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn), Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

Strunzite

Formula: 
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.25
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hagendorf South Pegmatite (Cornelia Mine; Hagendorf South Open Cut), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

Benyacarite

Formula: 
(H2O,K)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Ti)2Ti(PO4)4(O,F)2·14H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
El Criollo Mine, Cerro Blanco pegmatite district, Tanti, Punilla Department, Córdoba, Argentina
Earthstones Australia

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