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Mroseite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Tombstone District, Cochise County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Colorless to white adamantine crystals of this extremely rare tellurite mineral mroseite from one of the only two known localities wordwide. The center of the first photo shows a fairly well formed crystal of the species, which is very unusual.

The specimen is very rich on this mineral species !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mroseite

Formula: 
CaTe4+(CO3)O2
Strunz: 
4.JL.15
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico

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