Strengite, Beraunite, Hematite
Leveaniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Kiruna district, Lappland, Sweden
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
Lustrous, lavender spheres to 3 mm of the uncommon phosphate strengite are scattered in a vug atop massive hematite along with radial rosettes of beraunite from the Leveaniemi iron mine of Sweden. These specimens were collected in the mid-1980s and the mine is now closed. See the Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 20, No. 5, 1989. 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm