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Barbosalite & Tavorite

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Barbosalite & Tavorite

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Description
Locality: 
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

Crystalline, apple green tavorite in barbosalite black clusters from the type locality of both minerals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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
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