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Wendwilsonite & Cobaltaustinite

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Wendwilsonite & Cobaltaustinite

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Description
Locality: 
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4.5 × 3.1 cm
Description

A very rich specimen from Aghbar mine that I bought in Ourzazate at Ali Madoud mineral shop on 2008. It features several red pointed wendwilsonite crystals with many dark green, lustrous balls of cobaltaustinite

Mineral Data
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Wendwilsonite

Formula: 
Ca2Mg(AsO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CG.10
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Cobaltaustinite

Formula: 
CaCo(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Dome Rock Copper Mine, Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta), Olary Province, South Australia, Australia
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