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Wardite

Wardite

Formula
NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4ยท2H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Radial, Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue green, colorless, white, light green 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Trapezohedral 
Hardness
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Wardite from Little Green Monster mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, United States

Wardite
            from Little Green Monster mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, United States

Aqua blue, translucent, pseudo-octahedral crystals to 1mm. This is a pretty nice specimen, considering that most of the LGM Wardite occurs as just a blue crust. These crystals are unusually distinct. Associated with yellow Crandallite and Apatite.

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Wardite from Lavra Da Ilha, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Wardite
            from Lavra Da Ilha, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Colorless, murky white with good form and 1.2cm across. The matrix is Quartz and it is associated with reddish brown Eosphorite.

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Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada

Wardite
            from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada

Superb 8-9mm striated crystals.

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