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Eosphorite on rose Quartz

#BN46828

Eosphorite on rose Quartz

#BN46828
Availability
Sold
Size
16 x 6 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Mn2+AlPO4(OH)2·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

A large specimen of rose Quartz with crystals to 2cm caked with thousands of Eosphorite crystals to 2mm. Excellent, cool, pegmatite specimen.

Eosphorite

Formula
Mn2+AlPO4(OH)2·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Fibrous, Prismatic, Striated 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
light pink, yellow brown, light brown, light yellow, colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal - Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection

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