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1 item @ $125.00  

Eakerite (?)

#PD40074

Eakerite (?)

#PD40074
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 2 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Ca2Sn4+Al2Si6O18(OH)2·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Tagged
tin

Eakerite is a very rare tin silicate found in only hree worlwide localities: two in Russia and one in the US. Foote mine is the type locality. This specimen is very rich with hundreds of minute prismatic, colorless crystals that may be fluorapatite. It should be tested. As such, I am offering it for a low price.

Type Locality

Eakerite

Formula
Ca2Sn4+Al2Si6O18(OH)2·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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