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Brandtite & Caryopilite

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Brandtite & Caryopilite

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Description
Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm
Description

Outstanding sharp colorless brandtite crystals associated to brown caryopilite, both from the type locality. Brandtite crystals of this quality are rarely seen in the mineral market.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Brandtite

Formula: 
Ca2(Mn2+,Mg)(AsO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CG.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Caryopilite

Formula: 
(Mn,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Strunz: 
9.ED.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

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