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Bermanite & Strengite

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Bermanite & Strengite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 2 × 3 cm
Description

A vug full of red, elongated crystals of bermanite (a rare habitus) with pink strengite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bermanite

Formula: 
Mn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
7U7 Ranch (7-U-7 Ranch), Bagdad Mine area, Hillside, Eureka District, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

Strengite

Formula: 
FePO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany