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Pharmacolite & Cinnabar

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Pharmacolite & Cinnabar

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Description
Locality: 
La Peña Mine, Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm
Description

Tufts of acicular pharmacolite crystals are richly dispersed over a matrix with deep red cinnabar masses.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pharmacolite

Formula: 
Ca(HAsO4)·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CJ.50
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sophia Mine, Böckelsbach valley, Wittichen, Schenkenzell, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Cinnabar

Formula: 
HgS
Strunz: 
2.CD.15a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
schani

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