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Cacoxenite Saléeite Strengite & Johnsomervilleite

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Cacoxenite Saléeite Strengite & Johnsomervilleite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

a matrix with brown massive Johnsomervilleite hosts some vugs with orange tufts and balls of cacoxenite, yellow saleeite and pink balls of strengite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cacoxenite

Formula: 
Fe3+24Al(PO4)17O6(OH)12·17H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.40
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Hrbek Mine, Svatá Dobrotivá (St Benigna), Beroun (Beraun), Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Saléeite

Formula: 
Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2·10H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, 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

Johnsomervilleite

Formula: 
Na10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36
Strunz: 
8.AC.50
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Loch Quoich, North West Highlands (Inverness-shire), Scotland, UK
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