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Hureaulite - Sold

Vauquelin (1825) named hureaulite after its occurrence at Huréaux, France. The mineral is a manganese phosphate with monoclinic symmetry (Moore and Araki, 1973). Hureaulite here forms gemmy flesh pink crystals to 2 mm on a matrix of triphyllite, and with accesory black rockbridgeite. This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. Merrill''s collection card and label also ship with the specimen.