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Lavendulan & Renierite

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Lavendulan & Renierite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 2 × 1.3 cm
Description

Blue microcrystals of lavendulane, a rare mineral in Tsumeb, grown on a matrix of renierite !

Lavendulane was labeled as R (Rare, several occurrences with a few specimens) in the Gebhard Tsumeb II book.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lavendulan

Formula: 
NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DG.05
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Renierite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
Strunz: 
2.CB.35a
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Kipushi Mine (Prince Léopold Mine), Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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