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Variscite & Mitridatite

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Variscite & Mitridatite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

red variscite crystals on green mitridatite and minor leucophosphite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Variscite

Formula: 
AlPO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Meßbach Quarry, Meßbach, Plauen, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

Mitridatite

Formula: 
Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Kamysh-Burun Trough, Kerchenskoe deposit, Kerchenskyi (Fe)-ore basin, Kerch peninsula (Kertch peninsula), Crimea peninsula, Crimea Oblast', Ukraine...