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Mitridatite & Bermanite

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Mitridatite & Bermanite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4 × 2.6 cm
Description

Numerous black spheres of mitridatite on red bermanite; analyzed in Milan University ; self collected on 2011

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Bermanite

Formula: 
Mn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
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