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Ruifrancoite with Meurigite

#BN46748

Ruifrancoite with Meurigite

#BN46748
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
4 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca22Fe3+4Be4(PO4)6(OH)6·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Sapucaia mine, Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
phosphate , beryllium , pegmatite mineral

Brownish red spherical crystal groups to about 0.75mm. There are also yellowish green fuzzy, spherical Meurigite crystals on top of the Ruifrancoite. The matrix is cleavelandite Albite. There are only two localities where Ruifrancoite is found. This is the type locality.

Type Locality

Ruifrancoite

Formula
Ca2[ ]2Fe3+4Be4(PO4)6(OH)6·4H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Lath, Botryoidal 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Color
reddish brown 
Streak
orange brown 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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