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Metasideronatrite

#BM39708

Metasideronatrite

#BM39708
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Na2Fe3+(SO4)2(OH)·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Namib Lead mine, Karibib dist., Erongo, Namibia

Orange spheroidal crystal aggregates composing the entire specimen. A relatively rare mineral for an iron sodium sulfate. It is found in arid places.

Metasideronatrite

Formula
Na2Fe3+(SO4)2(OH)·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Aggregates, Earthy, Nodular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Distinct 
Luster
Silky 
Color
yellow, golden yellow, orange, pale brown 
Streak
pale yellow 
Class
Orthorhombic 
Hardness
1.5-2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
McConlogue Collection

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