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Zanazziite & Kosnarite

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Zanazziite & Kosnarite

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Description
Locality: 
Jenipapo District, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm
Description

A large, extremely rich specimen featuring thousands brown to pink balls of zanazziite (var. mangaonzanazziite) with white kosnarite; purchased in Taquaral on 2010

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zanazziite

Formula: 
Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O
Strunz: 
8.DA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Kosnarite

Formula: 
KZr2(PO4)3
Strunz: 
8.AC.60
Crystal System: 
Trigonal Pseudo-cubic
Hardness: 
4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Mount Mica Quarry (Mount Mica Mine), Paris, Oxford Co., Maine, USA