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Metaswitzerite Rockbridgeite & Correianevesite

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Metaswitzerite Rockbridgeite & Correianevesite

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Description
Locality: 
Cigana (Jocão), Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.1 × 1.1 cm
Description

Several white tufts of metaswitzerite on rockbridgeite with brown correianevesite ; found in Cigana on 2016

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Metaswitzerite

Formula: 
Mn3(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Rockbridgeite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Strunz: 
8.BC.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Midvale Mine, South Mountain, Midvale, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, USA

Correianevesite

Formula: 
Fe2+Mn2+2(PO4)2·3H2O
Hardness: 
3.5 - 0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jocão pegmatite (Cigana claim), Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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