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Parafransoletite on Englishite

#47526
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Parafransoletite from Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States - 47526
Parafransoletite from Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States - 47526

Parafransoletite on Englishite

#47526
Availability
Sold
Size
Micromount 
Formula
Ca3Be2(PO4)2(PO3OH)2·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate , beryllium , pegmatite mineral

Tiny bladed, rice-shaped crystals less than 0.2mm of Fransoletite crystals on white Englishite. It's not the best specimen of Parafransoletite, but it is nicely preserved on the micomount and you rarely see this on the market. Found only at this locality.

Type & Only Locality

Parafransoletite

Formula
Ca3Be2(PO4)2(PO3OH)2·4H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Spear Head, Wheat Sheaf, Radial 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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Type & Only Locality

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