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Faheyite

Faheyite

Formula
Be2Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)4ยท6H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Color
blue white, brownish white, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Trapezohedral 
Hardness
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Faheyite from Sapucaia mine, Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Faheyite
            from Sapucaia mine, Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Tiny, less than 1mm, white fibers on phosphate/mica matrix. This is a tiny 2mm specimen. Faheyite is an extremely rare beryllium phosphate found in only three localities worldwide.

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