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Hureaulite & Whiteite

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Hureaulite & Whiteite

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Description
Locality: 
Eduardos Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm
Description

little but rich specimen featuring several white and yellow tufts of whiteite crystals with pink platy hureaulite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hureaulite

Formula: 
(Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CB.10
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Les Hureaux, Saint-Sylvestre, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France

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
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