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Cyrilovite Psm Whiteite & Variscite

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Cyrilovite Psm Whiteite & Variscite

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Description
Locality: 
Lavra do Eduardo, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.9 × 2.9 × 2.6 cm
Description

Yellow cyrilovite pseudomorph after whiteite with variscite with cryptomelane on albite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cyrilovite

Formula: 
NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.10
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Cyrilov phosphate pegmatite (Cyrillhof), Velké Meziříčí, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic

Whiteite

Synonym Of: 

Whiteite-(CaFeMg)

Formula: 
{Ca}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
4.0

Whiteite-(CaMnMg)

Formula: 
{Ca}{Mn2+}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
3.5

Whiteite-(MnFeMg)

Formula: 
{(Mn2+,Ca)}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
4.0

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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