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D'Ansite-(Mn) On Bluelizardite

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D'Ansite-(Mn) On Bluelizardite

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Description
Locality: 
Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.2 × 0.6 × 0.6 cm
Description

The last micromount available of a unique association - pale yellow sprays of bluelizardite from the type locality unexpectedly host swarms of minute, colorless crystals of the extremely rare sulfate d'ansite-(Mn), previously known only from fumaroles at the Solfatara volcano in Italy.

SEM pictures show the standard habit of d'ansite-(Mn) as perfect tristetrahedra, like at the type locality. Crystals though plentiful attain a maximum size of 30 micron and are best appreciated at 80x. Analyzed specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

D'Ansite-(Mn)

Formula: 
Na21Mn2+(SO4)10Cl3
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

Bluelizardite

Formula: 
Na7(UO2)(SO4)4Cl(H2O)2
Hardness: 
2.0 - 0.0
Type Locality: 
Blue Lizard Mine, Chocolate Drop, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA

Seller Information

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Seller's terms and conditions

We offer rare minerals to systematic collectors worldwide, doing our best to ensure accurate identification and provide adequate information and pictures.

Through extensive field search and contacts with trusted sources, we manage to provide the best in newly found species and classic type-locality minerals. Should your item prove to be different we offer an immediate refund of purchase.

Items may be returned within 15 days of receipt, please note that return costs are at customer's expense. We will issue refund as soon as we receive the item in unaltered condition.

Preferred payment is via Paypal, please follow instructions at ceckout and make payment to: braccomin@gmail.com . If you don't have a Paypal account you can as well pay with your credit card following instructions for non-Paypal users.

Alternatively we accept bank transfer to: Roberto Bracco - bank: Intesa Sanpaolo - via Paleocapa 134/R - 17100 Savona, Italy.

IBAN code: IT79P0306910600100000067863 SWIFT code: BCITITMM

Cash and checks not accepted.

To contact us and ask questions about items on sale, please e-mail to: braccomin@gmail.com  - phone: +39.3381058295. Returned items should be sent to: Roberto Bracco, piazza Monticello 12/2, 17100 Savona, Italy