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Fairfieldite

#BN46756

Fairfieldite

#BN46756
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 5 x 1.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

Foote mine may hold the record for the size of Fairfieldite crystals. This specimen is no exception with groups of platy Fairfieldite to 7mm. Ordinarily the species is found in the 1-2mm range.

Fairfieldite

Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Foliated, Fibrous, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
greenish white, white, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection

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