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Leucophosphite & Barbosalite

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Leucophosphite & Barbosalite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapo Mine, Goiabeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 2.1 × 0.5 cm
Description

An orange leucophosphite crystal on hureaulite with black pseudocubic barbosalite and black rockbridgeite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Leucophosphite

Formula: 
KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.10
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ninghanboun Hills serpentinite, Weelhamby Lake, Perenjori Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Barbosalite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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