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Metavoltine Voltaite & Aluminocopiapite

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Metavoltine Voltaite & Aluminocopiapite

Ex J & D Leach #3982

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Description
Locality: 
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm
Description

Pale yellow aluminocopiapite with black voltaite and yellow metavoltine from the classic Lavrion area

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Metavoltine

Formula: 
Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2·18H2O
Strunz: 
7.DF.35
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Zagh Mine (Tangeh Zagh mine; Madeni Zakh), Haji Abad town, Bandar Abbas (Bandar-e Abbas), Bandar-Abbas County, Hormozgan Province, Iran

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

Aluminocopiapite

Formula: 
Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2·20H2O
Strunz: 
7.DB.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
no data
Type Locality: 
Mosquito Fork, Forty Mile River, Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska, USA
Earthstones Australia

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