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Turquoise & Variscite

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Turquoise & Variscite

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Description
Locality: 
Palazuelo de las Cuevas, Aliste, Zamora, Castile & León, Spain
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm
Description

some vugs filled with yellow variscite hosting blue turquoise crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Turquoise

Formula: 
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

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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