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Roselite Cobaltaustinite & Cobaltlotharmeyerite

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Roselite Cobaltaustinite & Cobaltlotharmeyerite

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Description
Locality: 
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm
Description

Nice specimen of roselite showing deep pink color with some good crystals with a rich presence of two rarfe species as cobaltlotharmeyerite and cobaltaustinite. Typical association of minerals from Aghbar.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Roselite

Formula: 
Ca2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CG.10
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Rappold Mine, Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Cobaltaustinite

Formula: 
CaCo(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Dome Rock Copper Mine, Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta), Olary Province, South Australia, Australia

Cobaltlotharmeyerite

Formula: 
Ca(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2·2(H2O,OH)
Strunz: 
8.CG.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Roter Berg District, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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