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Lasalite & Dickthomssenite

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Lasalite & Dickthomssenite

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Description
Locality: 
Vanadium Queen Mine, San Juan County, Utah, United States of America
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 1 × 1 cm
Description

Lasalite (a Na Mg vanadium oxide) is a relatively new mineral (IMA 2007-005) found only in 3 very close localities in Utah. The colorful orange crystals in this sample are associated to also very rare yellowish-white dickthomsennite crystals (a Mg vanadium oxide also only known from 3 close localities in Utah).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lasalite

Formula: 
Na2Mg2(V10O28)·20H2O
Strunz: 
4.HC.05
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Vanadium Queen Mine, La Sal Creek Canyon, La Sal District (Paradox Valley District), San Juan Co., Utah, USA

Dickthomssenite

Formula: 
Mg(V2O6)·7H2O
Strunz: 
4.HD.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Firefly–Pigmay Mine, La Sal Quadrangle, San Juan Co., Utah, USA

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