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Ludlamite Barbosalite & Eosphorite

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Ludlamite Barbosalite & Eosphorite

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Description
Locality: 
Sandro Mine, Jenipapo District, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 5.1 × 2.6 cm
Description

a very interesting specimen from this new but already abandoned claim ; apple green ludlamite crystals with black barbosalite and some tufts of orange eosphorite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ludlamite

Formula: 
(Fe,Mn,Mg)3(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CD.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Wheal Jane (Falmouth Consolidated Mines), Baldhu, Kea, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

Barbosalite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Eosphorite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+)Al(PO4)(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
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