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Mineralpedia Details for Barahonaite-(Fe)

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Barahonaite-(Fe)

Barahonaite-(Fe)

Named after Antonio Barahona from Spain who was the first to provide specimens for study, and for the iron content of the mineral. Barahonite-Fe is a rare mineral that occurs only at the type locality at the Dolores prospect near Pastrana in the Murcia province of Spain where it is found as a secondary mineral in an oxidized sulfide deposit in association with arsenocrandallite, arsenogoyazite, conichalcite, cobaltarthurite, chlorargyrite, olivenite, azurite, cornwallite, pharmacosiderite, zalesiite, and lavendulan.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/barahonaite-(Fe).pdf

Formula
(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe3+,Al)12Fe3+2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x┬ĚnH2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Rosette 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
greenish yellow 
Streak
white to pale yellow 
Class
Monoclinic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
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Barahonaite-(Fe) from Dolores prospect, Pastrana, Mazarrón-Águilas, Murcia, Spain

Barahonaite-(Fe)
            from Dolores prospect, Pastrana, Mazarrón-Águilas, Murcia, Spain

Lime green micro crystals lining vugs throughout this specimen.

Lime green acicular micro crystals or crusts with darker green Conichalcite.

Extremely micro yellowish to greenish yellow platy crystals lining vugs of the very rich specimen with associated bright green Conichalcite.

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