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Paravauxite and Metavauxite

#PD33683

Paravauxite and Metavauxite

#PD33683
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 3 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Siglo Veinte mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
Tagged
phosphate

Light green, glassy Paravauxite crystals to 7mm with the typical triclinic habits - thin tabular and an incline termination much like Laueite to which group the mineral belongs. Distinguished from the much its much rarer dimorph, metavauxite, (monoclinic) by the acicular sprays on this specimen. Excellent specimen, though the photos don't really show it.

Type Locality

Paravauxite

Formula
Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, greenish white, light greenish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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