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Hydromagnesite

#27886

Hydromagnesite

#27886
Availability
Sold
Price
$40.00
Size
6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Commercial quarry, Crestmore, Riverside Co., California, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Radial or stellate flat lying and snow white crystals to over 1cm. Ex. John Whatley collection - a specialist in Crestmore.

Hydromagnesite

Formula
Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·4H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Silky 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Whatley Collection

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