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Eleonorite & Strengite

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Eleonorite & Strengite

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Description
Locality: 
Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.6 × 2.5 cm
Description

some vugs filled with orange tufts of eleonorite on light purple balls of strengite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eleonorite

Formula: 
Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4 · 6H2O
Group Parent: 
Beraunite Group
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3½ - 4
Colour: 
red, reddish brown
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany & Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

Strengite

Formula: 
FePO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany
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