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Phosphosiderite & Crandallite

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Phosphosiderite & Crandallite

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Description
Locality: 
Paton Hill, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
21.4 × 6.8 × 1 cm
Weight: 
271.00gr
Description

A very nice polished slice of purplish pink, massive phosphosiderite with beige-brown crandallite (turns out a bit greenish after color-correction).

I don't think we'll be getting more of this material in the near future.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Phosphosiderite

Formula: 
FePO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Kalterborn Mine, Eiserfeld, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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
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