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1 item @ $125.00  

Phosphosiderite

#FD13453

Phosphosiderite

#FD13453
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 5 x 6 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Fe3+PO4·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Stewart mine, Pala dist., San Diego Co., California, United States
Tagged
phosphate

Bright purple spherulitic Phosphosiderite, an alteration of the enclosing phosphate nodule. The Phosphosiderite encompasses an area of 3 x 1cm. I have never been to the Stewart mine, however I can only imagine this material is no longer collectable. I would be interested in any input my viewers could provide.

Phosphosiderite

Formula
Fe3+PO4·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Spherical 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, purple, pink, red, red violet 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
DeVito Collection

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