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Erythrosiderite with Molysite

#PD33303

Erythrosiderite with Molysite

#PD33303
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
K2Fe3+Cl5·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy

A large vial filled with granular orange, moist, Erythrosiderite and Molysite. Both minerals are iron chlorides and first found at Vesuvius. Lobley in 1889 reported in his book "Mount Vesuvius" that fine Erythrosiderite crystals were found in the sublimates after the great eruption in 1872. This vial is sealed which locked in the moisture and is dated 1926!

Antique Specimen, Type Locality

Erythrosiderite

Formula
K2Fe3+Cl5·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Pseudo Octohedral 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown red, red 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection
Special Info
Antique Specimen
Special Info
Type Locality

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