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Parwelite

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Description
Locality: 
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.3 × 1.2 cm
Description

Brown crystals of the extremely rare mineral parwelite from the type and only known locality worldwide the Langban deposit.

Very rich specimen for the quantity of crystals present.

Parwelite,Mn10Sb2As2Si2O24,  is a mineral with strange composition since it is not clear if it is a antimoniate, an arsenate or a silicate,or all at the same time (see Mindat for more details about the subject)

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Parwelite

Formula: 
Mn10Sb2As2Si2O24
Strunz: 
8.BD.15
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

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