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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 23 March 2018 07:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including sincosite and more from places like Union Carbide mine, Wilson Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, United States.

Sincosite

#DO48640
Locality
Union Carbide mine, Wilson Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, United States 
Formula
Ca(V4+O)2(PO4)2·5H2
Availability
Available
Price
$85.00
Size
6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , vanadium  

This is a good representative specimen of Sincosite from the Union Carbide mine. The deposit was mined for vanadium. The Sincosite was a one-time accurence found by the mine geologist Paul Thompson. The Sincosite on this specimen reaches only 0.5mm and occurs as square plates and little rosettes. Sincosite is a fairly rare mineral found in only a handful of deposits around the world.


Sincosite

Formula
Ca(V4+O)2(PO4)2·5H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Scaly, Platy, Aggregates 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Poor 
Luster
Vitreous - Metallic 
Color
green, yellowish green, olive green, brownish green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Tetragonal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
1-2 
Collection
Don Owens Collection
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