Eosphorite

Chemical Formula

MnAlPO4(OH)2.H2O

Chemical Class

Phosphates

Properties

Usually prismatic mineral, and it can be radial or even in spherical crusts, usually brown or pink, with hardness 5 in Mohs scale.

Origin

Itinga, MG.

Curiosities

In Taquaral-MG, there is an attractive association between eosphorite and rose quartz, which is widely searched by collectors.

Use

Fine collection samples, gemstones.

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