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Mineralpedia Details for Churchite-(Y)

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Churchite-(Y)

Churchite-(Y)

Formula
YPO4ยท2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Platy, Acicular, Aggregates 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, gray, snow white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Churchite-(Y) from Ploskaya Mt, Western Keivy Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Churchite-(Y)
            from Ploskaya Mt, Western Keivy Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Biotite mica with a coating of fine white spherules of Churchite.

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Churchite-(Y) from Kelly Bank mine, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, United States

Churchite-(Y)
            from Kelly Bank mine, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, United States

White hemispherical groups of fine acicular sprays to 1mm. This is a good specimen from an ancient American iron mine. 

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