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Carminite & Segnitite

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Carminite & Segnitite

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Description
Locality: 
Monte de Entre-Portelas Mine, Cerva, Ribeira de Pena, Vila Real District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 4.6 × 2.5 cm
Description

A large specimen featuring some vugs filled with tiny red carminite crystals on a yellow-green segnitite carpet of micro crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Carminite

Formula: 
PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BH.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Louise Mine, Bürdenbach, Altenkirchen, Wied Iron Spar District, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Segnitite

Formula: 
PbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6
Strunz: 
8.BL.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
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