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Mahnertite & Zdenĕkite

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Mahnertite & Zdenĕkite

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Description
Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Blue crystals of the extremely rare mineral mahnertite associated to sky blue green zdenekite crystals, from the type locality from both minerals.

Manhertite has only been found in two localities worldwide and zdenekite in only three localities, so they're very rare minerals.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mahnertite

Formula: 
NaCu3(AsO4)2Cl·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.45
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France...

Zdenĕkite

Formula: 
NaPbCu5(AsO4)4Cl·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DG.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France...

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