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Curetonite

Curetonite

Named for Forrest and Michael Cureton who were the first to find the mineral. Curetonite is a rare mineral that can be found only in the Redhouse Barite mine near Golconda in the Potosi district of Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA. It oCcurs in veins that cut a replacement baryte deposit. Minerals associated with Curetonite include orthoclase, baryte, variscite, montgomeryite, englishite, sulvanite, hisingerite, and opals.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/curetonite.pdf

Formula
Ba(Al,Ti)(PO4)(OH,O)F 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Twinning Common 
Cleavage
Good, Parting, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bright yellowish green, nickel green 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 
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Curetonite from Redhouse Barite mine, Potosi dist., Humboldt Co., Nevada, United States

Curetonite
            from Redhouse Barite mine, Potosi dist., Humboldt Co., Nevada, United States

Mint green anhedral crystals to 2mm.

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