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Whiteite & Rockbridgeite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2 × 1.4 cm
Description

several cream crystals of whiteite on black balls of rockbridgeite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Whiteite

Synonym Of: 

Whiteite-(CaFeMg)

Formula: 
{Ca}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
4.0

Whiteite-(CaMnMg)

Formula: 
{Ca}{Mn2+}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
3.5

Whiteite-(MnFeMg)

Formula: 
{(Mn2+,Ca)}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
4.0

Rockbridgeite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Strunz: 
8.BC.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Midvale Mine, South Mountain, Midvale, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, USA
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