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Hydroxylherderite

Hydroxylherderite

Formula
CaBePO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, blue green, colorless, greenish white, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-5.5 
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Hydroxylherderite from Sabsar, Skardu dist., Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Hydroxylherderite
            from Sabsar, Skardu dist., Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

I would be remiss to not include a pegmatite mineral from Pakistan. So, a pale green 2cm nice crystal on Microcline.

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Hydroxylherderite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hydroxylherderite
            from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

An excellent well-formed light purple, rare, crystal of Hydroxylherderite.

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