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Whitmoreite Saléeite & Strengite

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Whitmoreite Saléeite & Strengite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm
Description

A fantastic specimen featuring lemon-yellow tufts of whitmoreite, bright yellow crystals of saleeite and pink spheres of strengite; there are some unknown minerals too; self collected on 2010

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Whitmoreite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.15
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Palermo No. 1 Mine (Palermo No. 1 pegmatite; Hartford Mine; GE Mine), Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA

Saléeite

Formula: 
Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2·10H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Strengite

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