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Variscite Dufrénite & Laueite

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Variscite Dufrénite & Laueite

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Description
Locality: 
Eduardo Claim, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

Some vugs in pegmatite filled with red variscite and deep green balls of dufrenite; in another vug some orange laueite crystals are present too; self collected on 2015

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Variscite

Formula: 
AlPO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Meßbach Quarry, Meßbach, Plauen, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

Dufrénite

Formula: 
Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DK.15
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Anglar, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France

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