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Mineral Specimen #5527    Svanbergite, Magnesite, Rutile and Hematite

Pomba pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

5.1 x 3.3 x 1.8 cm
Largest Svanbergite crystals measures 1.5 mm across.

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SrAl3(SO4)(PO4)(OH)6


Small, cubic crystals of Svanbergite are scattered across the surface of rhombic Magnesite crystals. The Svanbergite is an orange/brown color. On the largest Svanbergite crystal, the color is richer in the center of the crystal. One side of this crystal is coated with a micro crystals of dark reddish/brown Hematite. The Magnesite crystals are very nice being well formed with a high, sparkly luster. The Magnesite crystals on the surface are transparent. There are two, small dark colored Rutile crystals present, one of which is partially included in Magnesite. There is also a dusting of dark reddish brown Hematite on some of the Magnesite crystals. Also present is an olive green unidentified material.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Phosphates | Carbonates | Oxides and Hydroxides | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Phosphates | Carbonates | Oxides and Hydroxides | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars