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Baricite

#BN46067

Baricite

#BN46067
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 4 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Mg3(PO4)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Tagged
phosphate

Light blue platy Baricite. It is a member of the Vivianite group. It is basically a Vivianite with magnesium. It is found in far less localities than Vivianite, but I can't help to wonder how many Vivianites are actually Baricite and just not identified correctly.

Type Locality

Baricite

Formula
Mg3(PO4)2·8H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Color
colorless, light blue 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
1.5-2 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
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