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Barbosalite & Triplite On Tantalite-(Fe)

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Barbosalite & Triplite On Tantalite-(Fe)

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Description
Locality: 
Wiperaminga Hill, Boolcoomatta Reserve, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm
Description

A lusterous black crystal section of tantantalite fe is topped with creme colour triplite and earthy black barbasolite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Barbosalite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Triplite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.10
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Chanteloube, Razès, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France

Tantalite-(Fe)

Formula: 
FeTa2O6
Strunz: 
4.DB.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Upper Bear Gulch, Tinton pegmatite District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
Earthstones Australia

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