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Barbosalite Triphylite & Kidwellite

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Barbosalite Triphylite & Kidwellite

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Description
Locality: 
Sandamap Pegmatite, Sandamap North Farm 115, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm
Description

Several black, also twinned barbosalite crystals on triphylite with orange hureaulite crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Barbosalite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Triphylite

Formula: 
LiFe2+PO4
Strunz: 
8.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Hühnerkobel Mine (Hennenkobel Mine), Rabenstein, Zwiesel, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Kidwellite

Formula: 
NaFe3+9(PO4)6(OH)11·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DK.20
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
yellow
Type Locality: 
Fodderstack Mountain, Norman, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA
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