Name:

roselite (wendellwilsonite **)

A photo of the mineral roselite

Class:

Phosphates/Arsenates/Vanadates

Chemistry:

Ca2 (Co,Mg) (AsO4)2 2 H2O

Color(s):

red, rose red, pink streak: light red

Hardness:

3.5

SpecGrav:

3.65 - 3.7

Fracture:

perfect

Cleavage:

Crystal:

monoclinic - prismatic

Envronment:

Association:

Locals:

| Canada | Germany | Morocco |

Misc:

Named after Gustave Rose (1798-1873), professor on mineralogy at the University of Berlin, Germany. wendellwilsonite** is a solution series member which differs only in the ratio of magnesium to cobalt.

Photos
& Locals:

1.) Bou Azer, Morocco
2.) Bou Azer, Morocco

3.) Bou Azer, Morocco
4.) Bou Azer, Morocco

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