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Bermanite Phosphosiderite & Serrabrancaite

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Bermanite Phosphosiderite & Serrabrancaite

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Description
Locality: 
Eduardos Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.1 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

a large specimen featuring hundreds dark red bermanite crystals on variscite and purple phosphosiderite with dark green balls and crystals of serrabrancaite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bermanite

Formula: 
Mn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
7U7 Ranch (7-U-7 Ranch), Bagdad Mine area, Hillside, Eureka District, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

Phosphosiderite

Formula: 
FePO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Kalterborn Mine, Eiserfeld, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Serrabrancaite

Formula: 
MnPO4·H2O
Strunz: 
8.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Serra Branca pegmatite, Pedra Lavrada, Borborema mineral province, Paraíba, Brazil
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