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Rare and Fine Minerals

Friday, 03 August 2018 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Rare and Fine Minerals " gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including woodhouseite and more from places like Champion mine, Mono Co., California, United States.

Woodhouseite

#BN49571
Locality
Champion mine, Mono Co., California, United States 
Formula
CaAl3(SO4)(PO4)(OH)6 
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
7 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Creamy pink pseudocubic rhombohedral crystals to 5mm in Quartz matrix. The Champion mine is the type locality and can be said to have the finest crystals in the world. Although there are several other deposits, it is safe to say it is the best. It is found in a variety of geological environments such as copper porphyries with argillic alteration, hot springs, iron-tin, and carbonatites, cave-guano deposits but generally deposits of high aluminum such as the Champion mine. Interestingly not in pegmatites (?). 


Woodhouseite

Formula
CaAl3(SO4)(PO4)(OH)6 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Pseudo Cubic, Tabular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, white, pink, pale orange 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness
4.5 
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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