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Pittongite & Ferberite

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Description
Locality: 
Wolfram Mine, Pittong, Golden Plains Shire, Victoria, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.3 × 1.2 cm
Description

Bright yellow crystals of pittongite in a cavity in blackish etched ferberite. The very thin platy crystals of pittongite are in rather open aggregates and have a pearly lustre and a reddish iron staining on the surface on places.

Extensive collecting in the area, the type and only locality for this species, in the last few years has not yielded any further specimens of this species which was described in 2006

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pittongite

Formula: 
Na0.22(W,Fe3+)(O,OH)3·0.44H2O
Strunz: 
4.DH.45
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
Cream.
Type Locality: 
Wolfram Mine, Pittong, Victoria, Australia

Ferberite

Formula: 
FeWO4
Strunz: 
4.DB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Niña Mine, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera), Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Earthstones Australia

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