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Meurigite-K Lipscombite & Jarosite

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Meurigite-K Lipscombite & Jarosite

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Description
Locality: 
Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Humboldt County, Nevada, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5 × 3 cm
Description

Light yellow balls and tufts of meurigite-K with tiny balls of green lipscombiter and yellow jarosite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Meurigite-K

Formula: 
KFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7·6.5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DJ.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Chino Mine (Santa Rita Pit; Santa Rita Mine), Santa Rita, Santa Rita District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA

Lipscombite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.90
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Jarosite

Formula: 
KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Pyramidal Class
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Jaroso Ravine, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera), Almería, Andalusia, Spain
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