Eleonorite, Strunzite, Strengite, Stewartite

Specimen ID: URR-5AF

Mineral(s)
Eleonorite : Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4·6H2O
Strunzite : Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2O
Strengite : FePO4·2H2O
Stewartite : Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Locality
Mindat locality:
Events

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In a small vug opened between dark brown ray crystals (visible in the second child photo) of a mineral from the rockbridgeite - frondelite series: at the top on the left and in the center, radiating crystals of "ivory" color of strunzite; then, all around, sprays and rosettes of brownish-red crystals, orange in the outermost part, of eleonorite; again, especially on the right, but also to the left, tabular crystals rosettes, elongated, terminating in a tip (enlarging photos, they are recognizable), light purple, of strengite. On the right, as crown of a rosette of strengite, elongated, yellow crystals of stewardite. Collection and photo by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Gianfranco Ciccolini - 20th August 2018

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In a small vug opened between dark brown ray crystals of a mineral from the rockbridgeite - frondelite series: at the top on the left and in the center, rayed crystals of "ivory" color of strunzite; then, all around, sprays and rosettes of brownish-red crystals, orange in the outermost part, of eleonorite; again, especially on the right, but also to the left, tabular crystals rosettes, elongated, terminating in a tip (enlarging photos, they are recognizable), light purple, of strengite.On the right, as crown of a rosette of strengite, elongated, yellow crystals of stewardite. Collection and photo by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Gianfranco Ciccolini - 20th August 2018

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This second child picture shows the other part of the small cavity shown in parent photo and which has bottom rounded crystals of brownish red crystals, of eleonorite; in the upper part, rosettes of pink to purple crystals of strenghite. The largest spheres on which the minerals are grown belong to the frondelite-rockbridgeite series. Collection and photo by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Gianfranco Ciccolini - 20th August 2018

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Gianfranco Ciccolini - 15th September 2018
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