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Coquimbite & Voltaite

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Coquimbite & Voltaite

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Description
Locality: 
Rio Tinto Mines, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.9 × 11 × 4 cm
Description

A large mass of bright purple coquimbite crystals nicely accented by several sulphates, mainly voltaite. Quite good for the species at this locale.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Coquimbite

Formula: 
Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3·9H2O, x ~0.5
Strunz: 
7.CB.55
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Coquimbo Region, Chile

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
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