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Eosphorite

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Description
Locality: 
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Translucent brown-red crystals of eosphorite forming radial groups on minor matrix.

Beautiful thumbnail specimen

Found in the 1970s.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eosphorite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+)Al(PO4)(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

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