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Cafarsite

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Description
Locality: 
Wanni Glacier, Monte Cervandone, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.7 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm
Description

Very aesthetic specimen of cafarsite from this classic locality in Binntal. Cafarsite has only been found in Binntal-Monte Cervandone area and another locality so it is a very rare mineral, chemically an arsenite.

For more info: Lapis 7/8 1995.

Mineral Data
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Cafarsite

Formula: 
Ca5.9Mn1.7Fe3Ti3(AsO3)12·4-5H2O
Strunz: 
4.JC.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Wanni glacier - Scherbadung area (Monte Cervandone), Kriegalp Valley (Chriegalp Valley), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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