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Cacoxenite Beraunite & Strengite

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Cacoxenite Beraunite & Strengite

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Description
Locality: 
Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 1.1 × 0.3 cm
Description

Several yellow balls and tufts of cacoxenite on and with beraunite with minor strengite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cacoxenite

Formula: 
Fe3+24Al(PO4)17O6(OH)12·17H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.40
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Hrbek Mine, Svatá Dobrotivá (St Benigna), Beroun (Beraun), Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Beraunite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5·6H2O
Group Parent: 
Beraunite Group
Strunz: 
8.DC.27
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Hrbek Mine, Svatá Dobrotivá (St Benigna), Beroun (Beraun), Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Strengite

Formula: 
FePO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany
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