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Hurlbutite

#PD40417

Hurlbutite

#PD40417
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaBe2P2O8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Viitaniemi pegmatite, Eräjärvi area, Orivesi, Etelä-Suomen Lääni, Finland
Tagged
phosphate , beryllium , pegmatite mineral

The gray crystalline areas are the Hurlbutite - beryllium phosphate. The Viitaniemi pegmatite is phosphate rich and is classified as a LCT-type granitic pegmatite according to Mindat.

Hurlbutite

Formula
CaBe2P2O8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
colorless, greenish white, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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