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Clinobisvanite with Pottsite & Bismutite

#40181

Clinobisvanite with Pottsite & Bismutite

#40181
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
BiVO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Linka mine, Lander Co., Nevada, United States
Tagged
vanadium

Orange, thin, spotty plates of Clinobisvanite with yellow pulverulent Pottiste. You will also green Bismutite in the photos. If you obtain this specimen look closely with a scope, as there are black bladed crystals near the center. these might be native Bismuth somewhat oxidized. Also in association is Andradite. Both Pottsite and Clinobisvanite are rare minerals, found typically in pegmatites. The Linka mine is a skarn.

Clinobisvanite

Formula
BiVO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Color
yellow, orange 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

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