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Annabergite Cobaltaustinite Cobaltlotharmeyerite & Talmessite

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Annabergite Cobaltaustinite Cobaltlotharmeyerite & Talmessite

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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: 
5.5 × 2.1 × 2.9 cm
Description

A fantastic, rich specimen, featuring two apple green annabergite crystals on dolomite with several green balls of cobaltaustinite, little orange balls of cobaltlotharmeyerite and one crystal of green talmessite; self collected in Aghbar dumps on 2008

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Annabergite

Formula: 
Ni3(AsO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Teichgräber Flacher vein, Teichgräber deep adit, Kippenhain Mine (Kippenhayn Mine), Schreckenberg, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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

Cobaltlotharmeyerite

Formula: 
Ca(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2·2(H2O,OH)
Strunz: 
8.CG.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Roter Berg District, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Talmessite

Formula: 
Ca2Mg(AsO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CG.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Talmessi Mine (Talmesi Mine; Telmessi Mine; Telmesi Mine), Anarak District, Nain County (Nayin County), Esfahan Province (Isfahan Province; Aspadana Province), Iran
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