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Gordonite Eleonorite & Leucophosphite

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Gordonite Eleonorite & Leucophosphite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 2.1 × 0.6 cm
Description

Some colourless gordonite crystals on albite with several tufts of orange eleonorite and some pink leucophosphite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gordonite

Formula: 
MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.30
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah, USA

Eleonorite

Formula: 
Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4 · 6H2O
Group Parent: 
Beraunite Group
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3½ - 4
Colour: 
red, reddish brown
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany & Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

Leucophosphite

Formula: 
KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.10
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ninghanboun Hills serpentinite, Weelhamby Lake, Perenjori Shire, Western Australia, Australia
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