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Ferrolaueite

#45578
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Ferrolaueite from My Creek locality, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, United States - 45578
Ferrolaueite from My Creek locality, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, United States - 45578

Ferrolaueite

#45578
Availability
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Size
1.3 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
My Creek locality, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, United States
Tagged
phosphate

A small 1cm specimen with two micro, less than 1mm, crystals of orange Ferrolaueite. Ferrolaueite is a very rare iron phosphate occuring in five localities worldwide. All but one localities are pegmatites. Ferrolaueite was finally described in 2012. This specimen, as stated on the Excalibur label, is ex. Curt Segeler (Segelerite), one of the authors. It is from the type locality. 

Type Locality

Ferrolaueite

Formula
Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Color
brownish yellow, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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