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Eleonorite & Cacoxenite

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Eleonorite & Cacoxenite

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Description
Locality: 
Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Hesse, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 2 cm
Description

Orange crystals of the very rare new mineral eleonorite (IMA 2015-003) from the type locality in Germany. Associated mineral is yellow spherulitic cacoxenite.

Eleonorite is an iron phosphate only known from 4 confirmed localities worldwide.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eleonorite

Formula: 
Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4 · 6H2O
Group Parent: 
Beraunite Group
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3½ - 4
Colour: 
red, reddish brown
Type Locality: 
Eleonore Mine, Rodheim-Bieber, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany & Rotläufchen Mine, Waldgirmes, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

Cacoxenite

Formula: 
Fe3+24Al(PO4)17O6(OH)12·17H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.40
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Hrbek Mine, Svatá Dobrotivá (St Benigna), Beroun (Beraun), Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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