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Carminite & Covellite

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Carminite & Covellite

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Description
Locality: 
Alto das Quelhas do Gestoso Mine, São Pedro do Sul, Viseu District, Portugal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 5.1 × 1.5 cm
Description

A large vug (20 x 15 mm) full of red carmnite crystals on covellite and pyrite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Carminite

Formula: 
PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BH.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Louise Mine, Bürdenbach, Altenkirchen, Wied Iron Spar District, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Covellite

Formula: 
CuS
Strunz: 
2.CA.05a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
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