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Phosphofibrite & Zinclipscombite

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Phosphofibrite & Zinclipscombite

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Description
Locality: 
Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Nevada, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 1.1 × 1 cm
Description

Tiny light yellow tufts of phosphofibrite with green balls of zinclipscombite

Mineral Data
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Phosphofibrite

Formula: 
K<0.5(Fe3+,Cu)8(PO4)6(OH)7·7H2O
Strunz: 
8.DJ.20
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Zinclipscombite

Formula: 
ZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.90
Hardness: 
5.0 - 0.0
Type Locality: 
Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Iron Point District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
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