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Mineral Specimen #5136    Rostite

Kladno Mine, Libusin, Kladno, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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AlSO4(OH)·5H2O

The Rostite is present on one surface of this specimen as a thin coating of white colorde micro crystals on a mixed sulfate crust. This rare sulfate was first recorded from this location on burning coal dumps which is most likely the source of the specimen.

Condition: Good

Flaws: One crystal on the very edge of the specimen is broken (the lowest crystal on the right side of the first picture).

3.7 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sulfates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars