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Nevadaite with Hewettite

#BN47957

Nevadaite with Hewettite

#BN47957
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Cu2+,□,Al,V3+)6[Al8(PO4)8F8](OH)2·22H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Gold Quarry mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, United States
Tagged
phosphate , copper , vanadium

Blue spherical and radiating crystal groups of this rare copper phosphate. Type Locality. Only two localities worldwide. In association are groups of rusty red Hewettite. Both minerals containing vanadium. Excellent fairly rich specimen.

Type Locality

Nevadaite

Formula
(Cu2+,[ ],Al,V3+)6[Al8(PO4)8F8](OH)2·22H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Crystalline - Fine, Acicular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
pale green, turquoise 
Streak
pale powder blue 
Class
Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
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