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Moraesite

#PD40510

Moraesite

#PD40510
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Be2PO4(OH)·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Londonderry Lithium deposit, Western Australia, Australia
Tagged
phosphate , beryllium , pegmatite mineral

The Moraesite on this specimen is poor, it is just a representative specimen for this locality. It a complex, zoned granitic pegmatite rich in lithium and virtually no phosphate. As such all lithium formed lithium silicates - spodumene, petalite, eucryptite. Moraesite seems to be the only phosphate.

Moraesite

Formula
Be2PO4(OH)·4H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Spherical, Druse, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Color
white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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