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Morrisonite & Fulbrightite

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Morrisonite & Fulbrightite

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Description
Locality: 
Packrat Mine, Gateway, Mesa County, Colorado, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
0.5 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.04cm
Description

A unique association of finely crystallized rarities, this small matrix specimen hosts aqua green globules of fulbrightite (IMA 2019-032, the asrenate analogue of sincosite) with outstanding sprays of bluish-black, brilliant crystals of morrisonite - a very complex mineral with arsenic and vanadium in four different oxidation states. Author's material, analytically confirmed.

The abandoned Packrat uranium mine is home to as many as 10 exclusive vanadium-bearing minerals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Morrisonite

Formula: 
Ca11(As3+V24+V105+As65+O51)2 · 78H2O
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Type Locality: 
Packrat Mine, Mesa County, Colorado, United States of America

Fulbrightite

Formula: 
Ca(VO)2(AsO4)2·4H2O
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Type Locality: 
Packrat Mine, Gateway, Mesa County, Colorado, United States of America

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

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