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Eosphorite & Cleavelandite

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Eosphorite & Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Lavra de Ilha, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm
Description

Very nice group of lath-shaped, brown eosphorite crystals with some white cleavelandite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eosphorite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+)Al(PO4)(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0