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Tavorite Leucophosphite & Laueite

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Tavorite Leucophosphite & Laueite

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Description
Locality: 
Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer County, South Dakota, United States of America
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.8 × 1.5 cm
Description

apple green microcrystalline tavorite with pale purple leucophosphite and orange laueite

Mineral Data
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Tavorite

Formula: 
LiFe3+(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Leucophosphite

Formula: 
KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.10
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ninghanboun Hills serpentinite, Weelhamby Lake, Perenjori Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Laueite

Formula: 
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.30
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hagendorf South Pegmatite (Cornelia Mine; Hagendorf South Open Cut), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
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