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Kornelite Copiapite Voltaite & Szomolnokite

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Kornelite Copiapite Voltaite & Szomolnokite

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Description
Locality: 
Rio Tinto Mines, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.4 × 2.3 cm
Description

Spherical aggregates of acicular crystals of kornelite are set over roemerite. The purple color in the center is due to the fact to the mix with coquimbite while outer parts of the groups are pure kornelite.

There some very good microcrystals of voltaite, masses of szomolnokite crystals plus aesthetic fans of halotrichite hanged over the kornelite groups. Scattered over the specimen are small yellow groups of copiapite adding contrast to this exceptional specimen from this closed locality. This is my last kornelite to be sold.

Superb specimen! 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kornelite

Formula: 
Fe2(SO4)3·7H2O
Strunz: 
7.CB.60
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Smolník (Schmöllnitz; Szomolnok), Gelnica Co., Košice Region, Slovakia

Copiapite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2·20H2O
Strunz: 
7.DB.35
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Copiapó Province, Atacama 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

Szomolnokite

Formula: 
FeSO4·H2O
Strunz: 
7.CB.05
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Smolník (Schmöllnitz; Szomolnok), Gelnica Co., Košice Region, Slovakia
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