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Bohuslavite & Gypsum

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Bohuslavite & Gypsum

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Description
Locality: 
Buca Della Vena Mine, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

  Bohuslavite (IMA 2018-074a) is a new (approved February-2019) triclinic, iron phosphate and sulphate: Fe3+4(PO4)3(SO4)(OH)·nH2O (15 ≤ n ≤ 24)  with a new structure type. The sample have more aggregates of nice, sparkling,  pale-pink, tabulars pseudohexagonals crystals, together with colorless gypsum crystals. A very good specimen from type locality, the samples found, with pink color were few. 

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Bohuslavite

Formula: 
Fe3+4(PO4)3(SO4)(OH)·nH2O (15 ≤ n ≤ 24)
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Type Locality: 
Buca Della Vena Mine, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
White.

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