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Wavellite & Variscite

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Wavellite & Variscite

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Description
Locality: 
Fragas da Carvalhosa Mine, Felgar, Torre de Moncorvo, Bragança District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.5 × 2.1 cm
Description

two generations of wavellite, tiny white tufts on large colourless sprays, with minor balls of variscite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wavellite

Formula: 
Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.50
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White.
Type Locality: 
High Down Quarry, Filleigh, North Devon, Devon, England, UK

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
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