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Three Little Pegmatites

Friday, 12 February 2021 08:00 AM

Three famous phosphate loaded pegmatites - The Palermo, Hagendorf, and Tip Top Pegmatites.

Strunzite

#BN55001
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

An excellent specimen with fibrous yellowish divergent groups of Strunzite to 9mm.


Strunzite

Formula
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Lath 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brownish yellow, golden yellow, straw yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
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Strunzite - BN55006
Strunzite - BN55006

Strunzite

#BN55006
Locality
Palermo mine, Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, United States 
Formula
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

Strands of golden yellow Strunzite to 5mm.


Strunzite

Formula
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Lath 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brownish yellow, golden yellow, straw yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
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Strunzite

with Laueite - #PD55063
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

Yellow, fibrous Strunzite sprays to 9mm in a limonitic mass with good crystals of Laueite to 1mm. Some small crystals can be seen on the strands of Strunzite, which may be Ushkovite.


Strunzite

Formula
Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Lath 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brownish yellow, golden yellow, straw yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Hardness
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Triphylite - BN54993
Triphylite - BN54993

Triphylite

#BN54993
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
LiFe2+PO4 
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 6.5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  
Special Info
Antique Specimen 

Crystalline mass of typical Triphylite. Note the old lablel from Hermann Kraft in prov. tab. A short bio of Kraft's can be seen on the Mineralogical Record Label Archive.


Triphylite

Formula
LiFe2+PO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Greasy (Oily) 
Color
gray, bluish gray, brownish, blackish 
Streak
grayish white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
4-5 
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
Antique Specimen

Vivianite

with Hureaulite with Rockbridgeite - #PD55060
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

Dark blue bladed Vivianite crystals to 0.5mm with granular Vivianite in a mass of compact fibrous, black Rockbridgeite with pink Hureaulite and minor Sphalerite.


Vivianite

Formula
Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Divergent, Concretionary, Earthy 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, green, blue, dark green, dark bluish green 
Streak
bluish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
1.5-2 
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Vivianite

with Hureaulite & Rockbridgeite - #PD55068
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

Blue powdery Vivianite with light pink Hureualite crystals to 4mm and the compact, fibrous Rockbridgeite in most of the matrix.


Vivianite

Formula
Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Divergent, Concretionary, Earthy 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, green, blue, dark green, dark bluish green 
Streak
bluish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
1.5-2 
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
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