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Phosphosiderite

#FD13450

Phosphosiderite

#FD13450
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4.5 x 5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Fe3+PO4·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Stewart mine, Pala dist., San Diego Co., California, United States
Tagged
phosphate

The Stewart mine is a well known pegmatite with phosphate. The phosphosiderite seen here in bright purple color is a result of metasomatic or perhaps post depositional weathering of the phosphate nodules. There is typically other products in these nodules.

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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