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Laueite Cyrilovite & Leucophosphite

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Laueite Cyrilovite & Leucophosphite

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Description
Locality: 
Eduardo Claim, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 1.1 × 0.3 cm
Description

Little but beautiful, colourfull specimen featuring orange crystals of laueite that host yellow cyrilovite and red magenta leucophosphite; self collected on 2014

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Laueite

Formula: 
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.30
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hagendorf South Pegmatite (Cornelia Mine; Hagendorf South Open Cut), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

Cyrilovite

Formula: 
NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.10
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Cyrilov phosphate pegmatite (Cyrillhof), Velké Meziříčí, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic

Leucophosphite

Formula: 
KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.10
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ninghanboun Hills serpentinite, Weelhamby Lake, Perenjori Shire, Western Australia, Australia