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Mitridatite On Variscite Over Crandallite

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Mitridatite On Variscite Over Crandallite

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Description
Locality: 
Iron Monarch Open Cut, Iron Knob, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 4.3 × 2.3 cm
Description

Greenish yellow spheroids of mitridatiye crystals are scattered across rhaspberry coloured variscite crystals which have formed in domed groups. undelaying the variscite os white radiating spheres of crandallite which in many cases has formed the nucleus for the red variscite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Variscite

Formula: 
AlPO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Meßbach Quarry, Meßbach, Plauen, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

Crandallite

Formula: 
CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5·H2O
Strunz: 
8.BL.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Brooklyn Mine, Silver City, Tintic District, East Tintic Mts, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Earthstones Australia

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