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Vladimirite & Aragonite

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Vladimirite & Aragonite

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Description
Locality: 
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

A rich specimen featuring a carpet of quartz crystals that host white or colourless tufts of vladimirite, larger sprays of aragonite and balls of talmessite; self collected on 2009

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vladimirite

Formula: 
Ca4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CJ.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Khovu-Aksy Ni-Co deposit, Tuva Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
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