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Molybdofornacite & Mimetite

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Molybdofornacite & Mimetite

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Description
Locality: 
Moon Anchor Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm
Description

Pale green crystals of the molybdenum mineral molbydofornacite associated to yellow acicular mimetite.

Very aesthetic under the microscope !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Molybdofornacite

Formula: 
Pb2Cu(MoO4,CrO4)(AsO4,PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
7.FC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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