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Bastinite & Variscite

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Bastinite & Variscite

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Description
Locality: 
Eduardo Claim, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.1 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm
Description

several orange, platy bastinite crystals with dark red variscite; bastinite is a variety of hureaulite featuring platy habit

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bastinite

Variety Of: 

Hureaulite

Formula: 
(Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CB.10
Hardness: 
5.0
Hardness: 
4.0 - 0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Custer Mountain lode (Snookum mine), Custer, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA

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