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Serrabrancaite Bermanite Variscite & Phosphosiderite

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Serrabrancaite Bermanite Variscite & Phosphosiderite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm
Description

Serrabrancaite is a new occourence for Sapucaia mine, here in olive green tiny tufts with red bermanite and, in other vugs,  purple phosphosiderite and red variscite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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

Variscite

Formula: 
AlPO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Meßbach Quarry, Meßbach, Plauen, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

Phosphosiderite

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