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Roscherite & Eosphorite

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Roscherite & Eosphorite

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Description
Locality: 
Boa Vista Pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.9 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm
Description

Blue green roscherite balls with brown eosphorite crystals on matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Roscherite

Formula: 
Ca2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O
Strunz: 
8.DA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic Tabular crystals or platy aggregates
Hardness: 
4.5 - 0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Greifenstein Rocks, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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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